Trionyx kansaiensis Vitek and Danilov 2010 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Full reference: N. S. Vitek and I. G. Danilov. 2010. New material and a reassessment of soft-shelled turtles (Trionychidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Middle Asia and Kazakhstan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(2):383-393

Belongs to Trionyx according to G. L. Georgalis and W. G. Joyce 2017

See also Danilov and Vitek 2013, Vitek and Danilov 2010 and Vitek and Danilov 2012

Sister taxa: Trionyx admirabilis, Trionyx aequa, Trionyx allani, Trionyx austerus, Trionyx baynshirensis, Trionyx beecheri, Trionyx boulengeri, Trionyx capellinii, Trionyx dissolutus, Trionyx ellipticus, Trionyx eloisae, Trionyx foveatus, Trionyx gangeticus, Trionyx gilbentuensis, Trionyx gobiensis, Trionyx gregarius, Trionyx henrici, Trionyx ikoviensis, Trionyx impressus, Trionyx jixiensis, Trionyx johnsoni, Trionyx latus, Trionyx leucopotamicus, Trionyx linchuensis, Trionyx messelianus, Trionyx miensis, Trionyx minusculus, Trionyx miocaenus, Trionyx mira, Trionyx ninae, Trionyx onomatoplokos, Trionyx phayrei, Trionyx pliocenicus, Trionyx reesidei, Trionyx riabinini, Trionyx robustus, Trionyx shiluutulensis, Trionyx silvestris, Trionyx singularis, Trionyx triunguis, Trionyx uintaensis, Trionyx vegetus, Trionyx vindobonensis

Type specimen: ZIN PH 630/64, a partial shell (A partial nuchal). Its type locality is Kansai, FKA-7a, which is in a Santonian fluvial-deltaic horizon in the Yalovach Formation of Tajikistan.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Kazakhstan (3 collections), Tajikistan (1), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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