PaleoDB taxon number: 131470
Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, D. de Almeida Campos, and R. Hirayama. 2001. Cearachelys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil. American Museum Novitates 3319:1-20
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: MPSC, a partial skeleton (partial skull, shell, cervicals, and limb elements). Its type locality is Santana do Cariri (general), which is in an Albian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal shale in the Santana Formation of Brazil.
Ecology: amphibious omnivore