Xenochelys Hay 1906 (mud turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1906. Descriptions of two new genera (Echmatemys and Xenochelys) and two new species (Xenochelys formosa and Terrapene putnami) of fossil turtles. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 22(3):27-31

Parent taxon: Kinosternidae according to W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque 2016

See also Bourque 2013, Carroll 1988, Hay 1906, Hay 1908, Hutchison 1991, Hutchison 1992, Hutchison 1996 and Joyce et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Baltemys, Kinosterninae, Staurotypinae, Staurotypus, Yelmochelys

Subtaxa: Xenochelys bridgerensis Xenochelys floridensis Xenochelys formosa Xenochelys lostcabinensis

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Type: Xenochelys formosa

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore


• Arikareean of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Eocene of United States (22: South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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