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Basilochelys Tong et al. 2009 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 156174

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

Parent taxon: Trionychoidea according to H. Tong et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Adocidae, Kinosternoidea, Peltochelyidae, Planetochelyidae, Sinaspideretes

Subtaxa: Basilochelys macrobios

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Type: Basilochelys macrobios

Ecology: aquatic omnivore