Tienfuchelys chungkingensis Young and Chow 1953 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae

Alternative combination: Plesiochelys chungkingensis

Synonym: Xinjiangchelys chungkingensis Young and Chow 1953

Full reference: C.-C. Young and M.-C. Chow. 1953. New fossil reptiles from Szechuan China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 1(3):87-109

Belongs to Tienfuchelys according to H. Tong et al. 2012

See also Brinkman et al. 2013, Brinkman et al. 2008, Matzke et al. 2004, Yeh 1963 and Young and Chow 1953

Sister taxa: Tienfuchelys tzuyangensis, Tienfuchelys zigongensis

Type specimens:

  • Tienfuchelys chungkingensis: CMNH C.998, a partial shell. Its type locality is Tatienwan building foundation, Fotoukwan, which is in a Jurassic terrestrial horizon in China.
  • Xinjiangchelys chungkingensis:


Distribution: found only at Tatienwan building foundation, Fotoukwan

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