Trionyx silvestris Walker and Moody 1974 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

Synonym: Trionyx michauxi Broin 1977

Full reference: C. A. Walker and R. T. J. Moody. 1974. A new trionychid turtle from the Lower Eocene of Kent. Palaeontology 17(4):901-907

Belongs to Trionyx according to Walker and Moody 1974

See also Broin 1977

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 minusculus, Trionyx miocaenus, Trionyx mira, Trionyx ninae, Trionyx onomatoplokos, Trionyx phayrei, Trionyx pliocenicus, Trionyx reesidei, Trionyx riabinini, Trionyx robustus, Trionyx shiluutulensis, Trionyx singularis, Trionyx triunguis, Trionyx uintaensis, Trionyx vegetus, Trionyx vindobonensis

Type specimens:

  • Trionyx silvestris: BMNH R 8567, a skull. Its type locality is Abbey Wood, which is in a Ypresian marine sandstone in the Blackheath Beds Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Trionyx michauxi: LG-FSM 3488, a skull. Its type locality is Mancy, which is in a Ypresian terrestrial horizon in the Sables a Unios et Teredines Formation of France.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Abbey Wood

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