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Pelochelys cantorii.jpg
Pelochelys cantorii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Subclass: Anapsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Trionychia
Family: Trionychidae
Subfamily: Trionychinae
Genus: Pelochelys
Gray, 1864[1][2]

Pelochlys Zhao, 1997 (ex errore)

Pelochelys is a genus of turtles in the family Trionychidae.


These three species are recognized as being valid:[3]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Pelochelys.


  1. ^ a b c d Rhodin 2011, pp. 000.207
  2. ^ a b Fritz 2007, p. 317
  3. ^ The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1889. Catalogue of the Chelonians, Rhynchocephalians, and Crocodiles in the British Museum (Natural History). New Edition. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). x + 311 pp. + Plates I-VI. (Genus Pelochelys, p. 262, figure 69).
  • Gray JE. 1864. Revision of the Species of Trionychidæ found in Asia and Africa, with Descriptions of some New Species. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1864: 76-98. (Pelochelys, new genus, p. 89).