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Tienfuchelys chungkingensis Young and Chow 1953 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 258618

Alternative combination: Plesiochelys chungkingensis

Full reference: C.-C. Young and M.-C. Chow. 1953. New fossil reptiles from Szechuan China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 1(3):87-109

Belongs to Tienfuchelys according to H. Tong et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Tienfuchelys tzuyangensis, Tienfuchelys zigongensis

Type specimen: CMNH C.998, a partial shell. Its type locality is Tatienwan building foundation, Fotoukwan, near 'Chungking' (=Chongqing), which is in a Jurassic terrestrial horizon in China.

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