Sankuchemys Gaffney et al. 2003 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, A. Sahni, H. Schleich, S. D. SIngh, and R. Srivastava. 2003. Sankuchemys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Late Cretaceous of India. American Museum Novitates 3405:1-10

Parent taxon: Bothremydidae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Gaffney et al. 2003 and Gaffney et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Arenila, Atolchelys, Azabbaremys, Bothremydinae, Bothremydodda, Cearachelys, Chedighaii, Elochelys, Galianemys, Inaechelys, Kurmademydinae, Kurmademys, Labrostochelys, Nigeremys, Palemys, Phosphatochelys, Podocnemis somaliensis, Rhothonemys, Rosasia, Taphrosphys, Ummulisani

Subtaxa: Sankuchemys sethnai

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Type: Sankuchemys sethnai

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution: found only at Amboli Quarry (Cretaceous of India)

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