Megalochelys Falconer and Cautley 1837 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: H. Falconer and P. T. Cautley. 1837. On additional fossil species of the order Quadrumona from Siwaliks Hill. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 6:354-360

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to W. Naksri et al. 2019

See also Setiyabudi 2009 and Vlachos 2019

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Hesperotestudo, Homopus, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, Platysterninae, Protestudo, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys, Stylemys calaverensis, Taraschelon, Testudininae, Testudininei, Testudinites sellovii, Testudo, Testudo annae, Testudo atascosae, Testudo castrensis, Testudo cultrata, Testudo exornata, Testudo formosa, Testudo francisi, Testudo hayi, Testudo klettiana, Testudo laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Megalochelys sivalensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Indonesia (3 collections)

• Pliocene of India (2), Indonesia (2), Pakistan (1), Thailand (1)

• Miocene of India (1), Thailand (2)

Total: 12 collections including 13 occurrences

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