Atolchelys Romano et al. 2014 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Full reference: P. S. R. Romano, V. Gallo, R. R. C. Ramos and L. Antonioli. 2014. Atolchelys lepida, a new side-necked turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil and the age of crown Pleurodira. Biology Letters 10(20140290)

Parent taxon: Bothremydidae according to P. S. R. Romano et al. 2014

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

Subtaxa: Atolchelys lepida

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Type: Atolchelys lepida

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution: found only at Atol Quarry (=CIMPOR quarry) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

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