Prochelidella portezuelae de la Fuente 2003 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelidae

Full reference: M. S. de la Fuente. 2003. Two new pleurodiran turtles from the Portezuelo Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Paleontology 77(3):559-575

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

See also de la Fuente 2003 and de la Fuente et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Prochelidella argentinae, Prochelidella buitreraensis, Prochelidella cerrobarcinae

Type specimen: MCF-PVPH- 161, a set of postcrania (Anterior margin of the carapace and nearly complete plastron, left atlantal arch, and other five cervical vertebrae (third or fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ). Its type locality is Sierra del Portezuelo (non-specified), which is in a Turonian/Coniacian terrestrial horizon in the Portezuelo Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution: found only at Sierra del Portezuelo (non-specified)

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