ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Hydraspis arenarius Rusconi 1934 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudinata - Chelydidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 67808

Full reference: C. Rusconi. 1934. Tercera noticia sobre los vertebrados fosiles de las Arenas Puelchenses de Villa Ballester. Anales de la Socieded Cientifica Argentina 117:19-37

Belongs to 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, Hydromedusa, Hydromedusinae, Mendozachelys, Myuchelys, Naiadochelys patagonica, Pelecomastes ampla, Phrynops, Platemys, Platemys bergii, Platemys entreriana, Platemys holmbergii, Platemys mesopotamica, Platemys robusta, Platemys torrentium, Pseudemydura, Rheodytes, Rionegrochelys, Trionyx argentina, Yaminuechelys

Type specimen: PVL 536, a partial shell. Its type locality is Villa Ballester, which is in a Pliocene marine sandstone in Argentina.

Ecology: