Trionyx jixiensis Li et al. 2015 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Full reference: L. Li, H. Tong, W. Gu and J. Liu. 2015. A new trionychid turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Heilongjiang Province, Northeastern China. Cretaceous Research 56:155-160

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

See also Li et al. 2015

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 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: GMH H2008JI20, a carapace (carapace). Its type locality is Yufeng Village, which is in an Aptian/Albian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Chengzihe Formation of China.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Yufeng Village

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