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Planetochelys Weems 1988 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Planetochelyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 77405

Full reference: R. E. Weems. 1988. Paleocene turtles from the Aquia and Brightseat Formations, with a discussion of their bearing on sea turtle evolution and phylogeny. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 101(1):109-145

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

Sister taxa: Emarginachelys, Lutemys, Tullochelys

Subtaxa: Planetochelys dithyros, Planetochelys savoiei

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Type: Planetochelys savoiei

Ecology: amphibious omnivore