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Basilochelys macrobios Tong et al. 2009 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 156175

Full reference: H. Tong, J. Claude, W. Naksri, V. Suteethorn, E. Buffetaut, S. Khansubha, K. Wongko and P. Yuangdetkla. 2009. Basilochelys macrobios n. gen. and n. sp, a large cryptodiran turtle from the Phu Kradung Formation (latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous) of the Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic Ecosystems in SE Asia. The Geological Society of London, Special Publication 315:153-173

Belongs to Basilochelys according to H. Tong et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MD8-2, a shell. Its type locality is Bon Kham Phok, which is in a Tithonian/Berriasian fluvial claystone in the Phu Kradung Formation of Thailand.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore