Trionyx gregarius Gilmore 1934 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Alternative combination: Amyda gregaria

Synonym: Rafetus gilmorei Chkhikvadze 1999

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1934. Fossil Turtles of Mongolia: Second Contribution. American Museum Novitates (689)1-14

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

See also Brinkman et al. 2008, Gilmore 1934, Vitek and Danilov 2015 and Yeh 1963

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 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 gregarius: AMNH 6734, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Houldjin Gravels (1930 AMNH), which is in a Houldjinian terrestrial gravel in China.
  • Rafetus gilmorei: AMNH 6736 and AMNH 6737, a skeleton. Its type locality is Houldjin Gravels (1930 AMNH), which is in a Houldjinian terrestrial gravel in China.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Houldjin Gravels (1930 AMNH)

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