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Yaminuechelys de la Fuente et al. 2001 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Chelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56735

Full reference: M. de la Fuente, F. de Lapparent de Broin, and T. M. Bianco. 2001. The oldest and first nearly complete skeleton of a chelid, of the Hydromedusa sub-group (Chelidae, Pleurodira), from the Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 172(2):237-244

Parent taxon: Chelidae according to I. J. Maniel and M. S. de la Fuente 2016

Sister taxa: Acanthochelys, Birlimarr, Chelinae, Chelodina, Chelodininae, Chelus, Chelymys antiqua, Chelymys arata, Elseya, Emydura, Hydraspis arenarius, Hydromedusa, Hydromedusinae, Mendozachelys, Myuchelys, Naiadochelys patagonica, Pelecomastes ampla, Phrynops, Platemys, Platemys bergii, Platemys entreriana, Platemys holmbergii, Platemys mesopotamica, Platemys robusta, Platemys torrentium, Prochelidella, Pseudemydura, Rheodytes, Rionegrochelys, Trionyx argentina, Hydraspis

Subtaxa: Yaminuechelys gasparinii, Yaminuechelys maior, Yaminuechelys sulcipeculiaris

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore