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Glarichelys knorri fossil cast at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Glarichelys
Zangerl, 1958

Glarichelys is an extinct genus of sea turtle which was originally considered to be from the middle Oligocene epoch but has more recently come to be considered from the Eocene epoch.[1] It was first named by Zangerl in 1958.

G. knorri at Paleontology Museum of Zurich


  1. ^ Danilov, Igor G.; Alexander O. Averianov (1997). "NEW DATA ON THE TURTLES FROM THE EARLY EOCENE OF KIRGHIZIA" (PDF). Vol. 4, No. 1, 1997, pp. 40 – 45. Russian Journal of Herpetology. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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