Temporal range: Early Paleocene
An artist's illustration of Carbonemys cofrinii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Carbonemys
Cadena et al., 2012
Type species
Carbonemys cofrinii
Cadena et al., 2012
Carbonemys is a pelomedusoid turtle from Paleocene Columbia.  Even though it was the size of a small car, it probably lived like a modern-day snapping turtle.
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