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Xenochelys Hay 1906 (mud turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 37650

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1906. Descriptions of two new genera (Echmatemys and Xenochelys) and two new species (Xenochelys formosa and Terrapene putnami) of fossil turtles. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 22(3):27-31

Parent taxon: Kinosternidae according to W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque 2016

Sister taxa: Baltemys, Kinosterninae, Staurotypinae, Staurotypus, Yelmochelys

Subtaxa: Xenochelys bridgerensis, Xenochelys floridensis, Xenochelys formosa, Xenochelys lostcabinensis

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Type: Xenochelys formosa

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore