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Rafetus Gray 1864 (softshell turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 238454

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1864. Revision of the species of Trionychidae found in Asia and Africa, with the description of some new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1864:76-98

Parent taxon: Trionychinae according to G. L. Georgalis and W. G. Joyce 2017

Sister taxa: Apalone, Aulacochelys, Chitrini, Dogania, Pelochelys, Pelodiscus, Trionychini, Trionyx, Trionyx (Amyda) subangularis, Trionyx bambolii, Trionyx blayaci, Trionyx desmostyli, Trionyx dieupentalensis, Trionyx harmati, Trionyx irregularis, Trionyx pliopedemontana, Trionyx stadleri, Trionyx stiriacus

Subtaxa: Rafetus bohemicus, Rafetus euphraticus, Rafetus swinhoei

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore