Etymology: Genus name from Greek protos first, primitive to denote that the taxon is more primitive than Shachemys
Full reference: H. Tong, E. Buffetaut, V. Suteethorn, S. Suteethorn, G. Cuny, L. Cavin, U. Deesri, J. E. Martin, K. Wongko, W. Naksri, and J. Claude. 2019. Phu Din Daeng, a new Early Cretaceous vertebrate locality on the Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Annales de Paléontologie 1-15
Subtaxa: Protoshachemys rubra
Type: Protoshachemys rubra
Ecology: aquatic omnivore
Distribution: found only at Phu Din Daeng (Cretaceous of Thailand)
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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