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Acichelys approximata Wagner 1856

PaleoDB taxon number: 253605

Anquetin et al. (2017): According to Wagner (1856) and Maack (1869), the holo- type of Acichelys approximata was in possession of the Naturhis- torischer Verein (Natural History Society) of Augsburg, Germany, but the collections of the Naturhistorischer Verein (now the Naturmuseum Augsburg) were destroyed during an air raid in 1944 (Achtlig, pers. comm., 2002).

Alternative combination: Euryaspis approximata

Belongs to Thalassochelydia according to J. Anquetin et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Euryaspis radians, Eurysternidae, Jurassichelon, Neusticemys, Plesiochelyidae, Plesiochelys oblonga, Plesiochelys pumilio, Thalassemys heusseri, Tropidemys morinica

Type specimen: NMAG uncat. (holotype), a partial shell (a fragmentary cara- pace (Wagner 1856; no illustration available), now considered lost ). Its type locality is Neuburg an der Donau (Euryaspis approximata type locality), which is in a Jurassic marine horizon in Germany.