Trionyx linchuensis Yeh 1962 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Alternative combination: Amyda linchuensis

Full reference: H. K. Yeh. 1962. Note on two fossil trionychid turtles from Shantung and Chekiang. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 6:384-389

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

See also Brinkman et al. 2008

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 jixiensis, Trionyx johnsoni, Trionyx kansaiensis, Trionyx latus, Trionyx leucopotamicus, 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 1050, a partial skeleton (anterior portion of carapace and a broken skull). Its type locality is Niushan (Amyda linchuensis type locality), which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Niushan Formation of China.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Niushan (Amyda linchuensis type locality)

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