Full reference: E. S. Gaffney, D. W. Krause, and I. S. Zalmout. 2009. Kinkonychelys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. American Museum Novitates 3662:1-25
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: University of Antananarivo 9748, a partial skull. Its type locality is MAD07-25, Lac Kinkony Study Area, which is in a Maastrichtian delta plain claystone/sandstone in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.
Ecology: amphibious omnivore