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Charitonyx tajanikolaevae Chkhikvadze 1980 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 202719

Belongs to Cryptodira according to V. B. Sukhanov et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Adocusia, Bashuchelyidae, Carettochelyoidea, Chelonemydidae, Chelydroidea, Chersidae, Chitracephalus, Cryptoderinea, Dermatochelydidae, Dermochelyoidea, Durocryptodira, Eucryptodira, Galvechelone, Glyptopidae, Glyptopsidae, Indochelyidae, Kallokibotioninae, Kayentachelyidae, Kinosternia, Kinosternoidae, Meiolanidae, Panchelonioidea, Pantestudinoidea, Pantrionychia, Platysternoidea, Polysternum, Selmacryptodira, Trionychia, Trionychoidea, Tritosternidae

Type specimen: IP 11−2−2, a partial skeleton (Fragmentary shell and postcranial remains). Its type locality is Khara Khutul (PIN coll. 5268) [MPE/SMPE], which is in a Cenomanian/Santonian terrestrial horizon in the Baynshire Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore