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†family Kayentachelyidae Gaffney et al. 1987 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 252754

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, J. H. Hutchison, F. A. Jenkins, Jr. and L. J. Meeker. 1987. Modern turtle origins: The oldest known cryptodire. Science 237:289-291

Parent taxon: Cryptodira according to E. S. Gaffney and F. A. Jenkins 2010

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

Subtaxa: none

Type: Kayentachelys

Ecology: aquatic omnivore