Hylaeochelys Lydekker 1889 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

Synonym: Archaeochelys Lydekker 1889

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1889. On certain chelonian remains from the Wealden and Purbeck. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 45:511-518

Parent taxon: Eucryptodira according to A. Pérez-García and F. Ortega 2014

See also Delair 1958, Lydekker 1889, Milner 2004, Milner 2011, Pérez-García 2012 and Pérez-García and Murelaga 2013

Sister taxa: Angolachelonia, Borealochelys, Centrocryptodira, Enaliochelys, Hoyasemys, Nanhsiungchelyidae, Polycryptodira, Sandownidae, Sinemydidae, Sinochelyidae, Tienfucheloides

Subtaxa: Archaeochelys pougeti Hylaeochelys belli Hylaeochelys kappa Hylaeochelys latiscutata

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Type: Pleurosternon latiscutatum

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Spain (1 collection), the United Kingdom (6)

• Jurassic of Portugal (1)

Total: 8 collections including 11 occurrences

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