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Temporal range: Turonian, 92 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Macrobaenidae
Genus: Aurorachelys
Vandermark et al., 2009
Species: A. gaffneyi
Binomial name
Aurorachelys gaffneyi
Vandermark et al., 2009

Aurorachelys is an extinct genus of turtle which existed in Canada during the late Cretaceous period, containing a single species, A. gaffneyi.[1][2]


  1. ^ Deborah Vandermark; John A. Tarduno; Donald B. Brinkman; Rory D. Cottrell; Stephanie Mason (2009). "New Late Cretaceous macrobaenid turtle with Asian affinities from the High Canadian Arctic: dispersal via ice-free polar routes". Geology. 37 (2): 183–186. doi:10.1130/G25415A.1. 
  2. ^ Wall, Michael (2009-02-01). "Tropical Turtle Fossil Discovered in the High Arctic". Wired.  (Popular presentation of the above report)