Trionyx boulengeri Reinach 1900 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Synonym: Trionyx clavatomarginatus Lörenthey 1903

Full reference: A. v.o.n. Reinach. 1900. Schildkrötenreste im Mainzer Tertiärbecken und in benachbarten ungefähr gleichaltrigen Ablagerungen. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 28:1-135

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

Sister taxa: Trionyx admirabilis, Trionyx aequa, Trionyx allani, Trionyx austerus, Trionyx baynshirensis, Trionyx beecheri, 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 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 specimens:

  • Trionyx boulengeri: BMNH 36765, a carapace. Its type locality is Alzey, which is in an Oligocene marine horizon in Germany.
  • Trionyx clavatomarginatus: MTB 15982H, a carapace. Its type locality is Cluj-Napoca, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in Romania.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Alzey

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