Angolachelys

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Angolachelys
Temporal range: Turonian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
(unranked): Angolachelonia
Genus: Angolachelys
Mateus et al., 2009
Species
  • ''A. mbaxi Mateus et al., 2009 (type)

Angolachelys is an extinct genus of African eucryptodiran turtle which existed in Angola during the Turonian stage of the Late Cretaceous. The type species is Angolachelys mbaxi[1]

Phylogeny[edit]

Cladogram after Mateus et al. (2009).[1]

 Eucryptodira


Santanachelys



Thalassemys





Portlandemys




Plesiochelys



 Angolachelonia

Solnhofia




GlenRose Turtle SMU




Angolachelys



Sandownia






Other Eucryptodires






References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Octávio Mateus; Louis Jacobs; Michael Polcyn; Anne S. Schulp; Diana Vineyard; André Buta Neto; and Miguel Telles Antunes (2009). "The oldest African eucryptodiran turtle from the Cretaceous of Angola" (PDF). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54 (4): 581–588. doi:10.4202/app.2008.0063.