Petrochelys kyrgyzensis Nessov 1995 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantrionychidae

Alternative combinations: Kuhnemys kyrgyzensis, Trionyx kyrgyzensis

Full reference: L. A. Nessov. 1995. On some Mesozoic turtles of the Fergana Depression (Kyrgyzstan) and Dzhungar Alatau Ridge (Kazakhstan). Russian Journal of Herpetology 2(2):134-141

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

See also Nessov 1995, Vitek and Danilov 2014 and Vitek et al. 2017

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CCMGE 186/12458, a partial skeleton (isolated left xiphiplastron, associated shell fragments, a partial skull and a lower jaw). Its type locality is Kylodzhun I, which is in an Albian fluvial-lacustrine claystone in the Alamyshik Formation of Kyrgyzstan.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore


• Cretaceous of Kyrgyzstan (1 collection), Uzbekistan (6)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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