Trionyx gobiensis Danilov et al. 2014 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Full reference: I. G. Danilov, R. Hirayama, V. B. Sukhanov, S. Suzuki, M. Watabe and N. S. Vitek. 2014. Cretaceous soft-shelled turtles (Trionychidae) of Mongolia: new diversity, records, and a revision. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12(7):799-832

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

See also Danilov et al. 2014

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 gregarius, Trionyx henrici, Trionyx ikoviensis, Trionyx impressus, Trionyx jixiensis, Trionyx johnsoni, Trionyx kansaiensis, 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: PIN 4064-2, a carapace (incomplete carapace). Its type locality is Bamba Khuduk (PIN coll. 4064), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Mongolia (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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