†family Kayentachelyidae Gaffney et al. 1987 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kayentachelyidae

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, J. H. Hutchison, F. A. Jenkins, Jr. and L. J. Meeker. 1987. Modern turtle origins: The oldest known cryptodire. Science 237:289-291

Parent taxon: Cryptodira according to E. S. Gaffney and F. A. Jenkins 2010

See also Gaffney et al. 1987

Sister taxa: Acichelyidae, Adocusia, Apertotemporalidae, Bashuchelyidae, Charitonyx tajanikolaevae, Chelonemydidae, Chelydroidea, Chersidae, Chitracephalus, Cryptoderinea, Dermatochelydidae, Desmatochelyidae, Durocryptodira, Eucryptodira, Galvechelone, Glyptopidae, Glyptopsidae, Indochelyidae, Kallokibotioninae, Kinosternia, Kinosternoidae, Meiolanidae, Panchelonioidea, Pantestudinoidea, Pantrionychia, Platysternidae, Platysternoidea, Polysternum, Selmacryptodira, Trionychia, Trionychoidea

Subtaxa: none

Type: Kayentachelys

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Kayentachelyidae in the database

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