Palaeochelys Meyer 1847 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pangeoemydidae

Parent taxon: Geoemydidae according to J. Claude et al. 2012

See also Böhme 2008, Brinkman et al. 2008, Chkhikvadze 1973, Gilmore 1931, Hervet and de Broin 2000, Lydekker 1889 and Quenstedt 1882

Sister taxa: Batagur, Bridgeremys, Clemmydopsis, Cuora, Cyclemys, Echmatemys, Geiselemys, Geoclemys, Geoemyda, Geoemydinae, Guangdongemys, Isometremys, Mauremys, Orlitia, Ptychogaster, Rhinoclemmydinae, Rhinoclemmys, Sacalia, Siebenrockiella

Subtaxa: Palaeochelys astrei Palaeochelys bussenensis Palaeochelys elongata Palaeochelys gabuniai Palaeochelys haslachensis

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Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection), Germany (2), Spain (2)

• Oligocene of China (1), France (2)

• Eocene of France (8), Spain (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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