Temporal range: Campanian
~84–80 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Bauruemys
Suárez 1969
  • Bauruemys brasiliensis Staesche, 1937
  • Bauruemys elegans Suárez, 1969

Bauruemys is an extinct genus of turtles in the family Podocnemididae.

A study on the skulls of the Late Cretaceous stem-podocnemidid Bauruemys elegans from the Presidente Prudente Formation in Brazil is published by Mariani & Romano (2017), who interpret all specimens as belonging to the same species and likely to the same population, assess the ontogenetic changes in the skull of B. elegans and tentatively assess the changes of eating preference habits over ontogeny in the species.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Morphometric analysis of the Upper Cretaceous brazilian side-necked turtle Bauruemys elegans (Suárez, 1969)(Pleurodira, Podocnemididae). PSR Romano, SAK Azevedo - Arquivos do Museu Nacional, 2007
  2. ^ Usage of image-based 3D modeling process for reconstruction of Upper Cretaceous Brazilian side-necked turtle Bauruemys elegans (Suárez, 1969)(Pleurodira …PS Romano, SA Azevedo, MC Monnerat… - Journal of Vertebrate …, 2006
  3. ^ An unusual specimen of Bauruemys elegans and its implications for the taxonomy of the side-necked turtles from Bauru Basin (Upper Cretaceous of Brazil). P Romano - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2008
  4. ^ Thiago F. Mariani; Pedro S.R. Romano (2017). "Intra-specific variation and allometry of the skull of Late Cretaceous side-necked turtle Bauruemys elegans (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae) and how to deal with morphometric data in fossil vertebrates". PeerJ. 5: e2890, doi:10.7717/peerj.2890, PMC / 5390767

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