Impregnochelys Meylan and Auffenberg 1986 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: P. Meylan and W. Auffenberg. 1986. New land tortoises (Testudines: Testudinidae) from the Miocene of Africa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 86:279-307

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Carroll 1988 and Meylan and Auffenberg 1986

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, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, 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: Impregnochelys pachytectis

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Type: Impregnochelys pachytectis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Rusinga Island (Miocene of Kenya)

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