Prochelidella argentinae Lapparent de Broin and de la Fuente 2001 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelidae

Full reference: F. d.e. Lapparent de Broin and M. S. de la Fuente. 2001. Oldest world Chelidae (Chelonii, Pleurodira), from the Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des plan├Ętes 333:463-470

Belongs to Prochelidella according to I. J. Maniel and M. S. de la Fuente 2016

See also de la Fuente et al. 2014 and Lapparent de Broin and de la Fuente 2001

Sister taxa: Prochelidella cerrobarcinae, Prochelidella portezuelae

Type specimen: MACN-CH-1680, a partial shell (anterior part of a dorsal carapace, mostly in imprint, showing the anterior border and the three first pleurals and neurals. Preserved bony part of peripherals ). Its type locality is 6 km north of Estancia "Ocho Hermanos", which is in a Cenomanian/Turonian terrestrial sandstone in the Bajo Barreal Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution: found only at 6 km north of Estancia "Ocho Hermanos"

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