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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Infraorder: Eucryptodira
Family: Eurysternidae

Eurysternidae is an extinct family of turtles in the order Cryptodira. It consists of several genera of marine turtles from marine deposits in Europe, including Achelonia, Eurysternum. Hydropelta, Chelonides, Idiochelys, Palaeomedusa, Parachelys. and Solnhofia.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Eurysternidae". FossilWorks. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Anquetin, J., Puntener, C., and Joyce, W.G., 2017. A review of the fossil record of turtles of the clade Thalassochelydia. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 58 (2):317-369.