Trionyx impressus Yeh 1963 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Alternative combination: Aspideretes impressus

Full reference: H. K. Yeh. 1963. Fossil turtles of China. Palaeontologia Sinica, New Series C 150:1-113

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

See also Brinkman et al. 2008 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 gregarius, Trionyx henrici, Trionyx ikoviensis, 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: IVPP V 1036, a carapace (negative cast of a nearly complete carapace). Its type locality is Tat'ang, Maoming, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in China.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of China (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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