Trionyx minusculus Chkhikvadze 1973 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Alternative combinations: Francedebroinella minuscula, Paraplastomenus minusculus, Plastomenus minusculus

Full reference: V. M. Chkhikvadze. 1973. [Tertiary Turtles of the Zaisan Depression]. 1-100

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 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 linchuensis, Trionyx messelianus, Trionyx miensis, 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: IPGAS Z-13-1, a partial shell (partial hyo-hypoplastron). Its type locality is Konur-Kura, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in Kazakhstan.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Konur-Kura

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