Mexichelys

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Mexichelys
Temporal range: Late Campanian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Mexichelys
Parham & Pyenson, 2010
Species
  • M. coahuilaensis (Brinkman et al., 2009) (type)
Synonyms

Euclastes coahuilaensis Brinkman et al., 2009

Mexichelys is an extinct monotypic genus of sea turtle which lived in Mexico during the Cretaceous. The only species is Mexichelys coahuilaensis.[1] Mexichelys was erected in 2010 as a replacement name for Euclastes coahuilaensis, a species named in 2009.[2]

Cladogram based on Lynch and Parham (2003)[3] and Parham and Pyenson (2010):[1]

Cheloniidae sensu lato 

Toxochelys




Mexichelys




Lophochelyinae




Euclastes




Argillochelys



Eochelone





Erquelinnesla



Pacifichelys





Puppigerus



Cheloniidae sensu stricto









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