Banhxeochelys

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Banhxeochelys
Temporal range: mid to late Eocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Banhxeochelys
Garbin, 2019
Species

†Banhxeochelys trani
Garbin, 2019

Banhxeochelys is an extinct genus of Geoemydid turtle that lived during the middle to late Eocene of Vietnam. The type and onlyspecies is B.trani. The genus name origins from Bánh xèo, a pancake-like Vietnamese dish and Latin Chelys, meaning turtle in Greek. The specific name honors Đặng Ngọc Trần, the retired director of International Cooperation Division of the Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam.The fossils of Banhxeochelys was found in Na Duong coal mine of Lạng Sơn Province , The type locality of Banhxeochelys had yielded more than 100 turtles, but only the 30 best-preserved specimens (14 adults, 8 subadults and 8 juveniles) are described and referred to Banhxeochelys because the rest are too fragmentary or poorly preserved for useful morphological data to be described. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafaella C. Garbin; Madelaine Böhme; Walter G. Joyce (2019). "A new testudinoid turtle from the middle to late Eocene of Vietnam". PeerJ. 7: e6280. doi:10.7717/peerj.6280. PMC 6383559. PMID 30805245.