Inaechelys de Araujo Carvalho et al. 2016 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

The generic name Inae is a variant of Yemanja, deity of the sea in many African cults, introduced to Brazil during slavery; chelys is from "turtle"

Full reference: A. R. de Araujo Carvalho, A. M. Ghilardi, and A. M. Franca Barreto. 2016. A new side-neck turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Early Paleocene (Danian) Maria Farinha Formation, ParaĆ­ba Basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 4126(4):491-513

Parent taxon: Bothremydidae according to A. R. de Araujo Carvalho et al. 2016

See also Romano 2016

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Inaechelys in the database

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