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Temporal range: Miocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Clade: Americhelydia
Family: Chelydridae
Genus: Acherontemys
Hay, 1899

Acherontemys is an extinct genus from Miocene of United States. It was assigned to Chelydridae by Robert L. Carroll (1988); and to Emydidae by Hutchison (1992).


  • Carroll, R. L. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H Freeman Company, 1988.
  • Hutchison, J. H. 1992. Western North American reptile and amphibian record across the Eocene/Oligocene boundary and its climatic implications. Prothero, D. R. & Berggren, W. A. (eds.), Eocene-Oligocene Climatic and Biotic Evolution 451-463.