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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Sinemydidae
Genus: Liaochelys
Zhou, 2010
  • L. jianchangensis Zhou, 2010 (type)

Liaochelys is an extinct genus of macrobaenid turtle which existed in western Liaoning, China during the early Cretaceous epoch.[1] It was first named by Chang-Fu Zhou in 2010 and the type species is Liaochelys jianchangensis.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Chang-Fu Zhou (2010). "A new eucryptodiran turtle from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of western Liaoning, China" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2676: 45–56. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2676.1.3.
  2. ^ C.-F. Zhou and M. Rabi (2015). "A sinemydid turtle from the Jehol Biota provides insights into the basal divergence of crown turtles" (PDF). Scientific Reports. 5: 16299. Bibcode:2015NatSR...516299Z. doi:10.1038/srep16299.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)