Kansuchelys Yeh 1963 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: H. K. Yeh. 1963. Fossil turtles of China. Palaeontologia Sinica, New Series C 150:1-113

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to D. B. Brinkman et al. 2008

See also Carroll 1988, Kuhn 1966 and Yeh 1963

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, 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: Kansuchelys chiayukuanensis Kansuchelys ovalis Kansuchelys tsiyuanensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of China (1 collection)

• Eocene to Oligocene of China (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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