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Naiadochelys patagonica Staesche 1929 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 131553

Alternative combination: Najadochelys patagonica

Full reference: K. Staesche. 1929. Schildkro?tenreste aus der oberen Kreide Patagoniens. Palaeontographica 72:103-112

Belongs to Chelidae according to I. J. Maniel and M. S. de la Fuente 2016

Sister taxa: Acanthochelys, Birlimarr, Chelinae, Chelodina, Chelodininae, Chelus, Chelymys antiqua, Chelymys arata, Elseya, Emydura, Hydraspis arenarius, Hydromedusa, Hydromedusinae, Mendozachelys, Myuchelys, Pelecomastes ampla, Phrynops, Platemys, Platemys bergii, Platemys entreriana, Platemys holmbergii, Platemys mesopotamica, Platemys robusta, Platemys torrentium, Pseudemydura, Rheodytes, Rionegrochelys, Trionyx argentina, Yaminuechelys

Type specimen: NMB uncat., a partial shell (shell fragments). Its type locality is Punta Peligro, which is in a Danian mire/swamp claystone/conglomerate in the Salamanca Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: amphibious omnivore