Named By: Haiyan Tong, Igor Danilov, Yong Ye, Hui Ouyang, & Guangzhao Peng - 2011.
Synonyms: Chengyuchelys zigongensis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Testudines, Cryptodira, Bashuchelyidae.
Species: B. youngi, B. zigongensis.
Known locations: China - Xiashaximiao Formation.
Time period: Bajocian/Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Few individuals.
Bashuchelys is a genus of turtle that lived in China during the mid Jurassic. Fossil remains once named as Chengyuchelys zigongensis have now been used to establish a second species of Bashuchelys, B. zigongensis.
- Middle Jurassic turtles from the Sichuan Basin, China: a review - Haiyan Tong, Igor Danilov, Yong Ye, Hui Ouyang, & Guangzhao Peng - 2011.