Australochelys africanus Gaffney and Kitching 1994 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudinata

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney and J. W. Kitching. 1994. The most ancient African turtle. Nature 369:55-58

Belongs to Australochelys according to W. G. Joyce 2017

See also Danilov and Parham 2008, de Lapparent de Broin 2000, Gaffney and Kitching 1995 and Pérez-García and Murelaga 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BP/1/4933, a partial skull. Its type locality is Bormansdrift (133), which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Elliot Formation of South Africa.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Bormansdrift (133)

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