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Boththremydidae Side Neck Turtle Skull 41mm


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Rare Boththremydidae side neck turtle skull identified by the Natural History Museum, London. This is a wonderful discovery from Morocco in North Africa. Displaying good preservation throughout the skull, with a 260 degree view of the exterior and interior structure of the specimen.

Notes from the NHM describing the specimen are included with this item; Gaffney Et Al Galianemys.

Genus: Boththremydidae Side Neck Turtle. (Galianemys white sp).
Age: Mesozoic era, early Cretaceous II, Aptian-Albian stage, Cenomanian epoch, approximately 99 million years.
Origin: Tegana Formation, Province de Kasr-es-Souk, Kem Kem, Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa.

Supplied in clear acrylic case with black acrylic base.

Height: 2.4 cm
Width: 3.8 cm
Depth: 4.1 cm

Overall Weight: 425 g
Turtle Skull Weight: 10 g

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Rare Boththremydidae side neck turtle skull specimen, examined and identified by the Natural History Museum of London. Subsequently the necessary reconstruction of the posterior section has been undertaken in a private laboratory. N.B. the notes from the NHM describing the specimen are included with this item. Also included are the examination and fee notes, which are interesting in themselves in that in 2003 the examination and identification fee was £160.00 alone. An advanced collection fossil turtle skull of exquisite preservation.

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Age Cretaceous
Origin Morocco