Yaminuechelys de la Fuente et al. 2001 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelidae

Full reference: M. de la Fuente, F. de Lapparent de Broin, and T. M. Bianco. 2001. The oldest and first nearly complete skeleton of a chelid, of the Hydromedusa sub-group (Chelidae, Pleurodira), from the Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 172(2):237-244

Parent taxon: Chelidae according to I. J. Maniel and M. S. de la Fuente 2016

See also Bona and de la Fuente 2005, de la Fuente et al. 2001, de la Fuente et al. 2015, de la Fuente et al. 2014 and Gaffney et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Acanthochelys, Birlimarr, Chelinae, Chelodina, Chelodininae, Chelus, Chelymys antiqua, Chelymys arata, Elseya, Emydura, Hydraspis arenarius, Hydromedusa, Hydromedusinae, Mendozachelys, Myuchelys, Naiadochelys patagonica, Pelecomastes ampla, Phrynops, Platemys, Platemys bergii, Platemys entreriana, Platemys holmbergii, Platemys mesopotamica, Platemys robusta, Platemys torrentium, Pseudemydura, Rheodytes, Rionegrochelys, Trionyx argentina

Subtaxa: Yaminuechelys gasparinii Yaminuechelys maior

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Argentina (3 collections)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (6)

Total: 9 collections including 10 occurrences

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