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Anhuichelys tsienshanensis Yeh 1979 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 261150

Synonym: Anhuichelys xinzhouensis Chen 1983 (taxon 341035)

Full reference: H.-K. Yeh. 1979. Paleocene turtles from Anhui. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 17(1):49-56

Belongs to Anhuichelys according to H.-Y. Tong et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Anhuichelys doumuensis, Anhuichelys siaoshihensis

Type specimens:

  • Anhuichelys tsienshanensis: AHM V 71079-3, a partial shell. Its type locality is Hanhuawu South (locality 71079), which is in a Paleocene terrestrial horizon in the Doumu Formation of China.
  • Anhuichelys xinzhouensis: RGSTHB V.H751, a partial skeleton (nearly complete carapace and plastron). Its type locality is Zhaigang, Jiujie, which is in a Paleocene terrestrial horizon in China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore