Name: Brontochelys ‭(‬Thunder shell‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bron-toe-chel-iss.
Named By: Eugene S.‭ ‬Gaffney,‭ ‬Peter A.‭ ‬Meylan,‭ ‬Roger C.‭ ‬Wood,‭ ‬Elwyn Simons‭ & ‬Diógenes de Almeida Campos‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Synonyms: Shweboemys gaffneyi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Anapsida,‭ ‬Testudines,‭ ‬Pleurodira,‭ ‬Pelomedusoidea,‭ ‬Podocnemididae.
Species: B.‭ ‬gaffneyi (type).
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Pakistan.
Time period: Early Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Originally named as a species of Shweboemys,‭ ‬Brontochelys is a little known genus of side-necked turtle that lived in Pakistan during the early Miocene.‭ ‬The type species is named in honour of Eugene Gaffney for his work on turtles.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A review of the fossil Pelomedusidae‭ (‬Testudines,‭ ‬Pleurodira‭) ‬of Asia.‭ ‬Breviora‭ ‬357:1‭–‬24.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Wood‭ ‬-‭ ‬1970.
-‭ ‬Evolution of the side-necked turtles:‭ ‬the family Podocnemididae.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History‭ ‬350:‭ ‬1‭–‬237.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Eugene S.‭ ‬Gaffney,‭ ‬Peter A.‭ ‬Meylan,‭ ‬Roger C.‭ ‬Wood,‭ ‬Elwyn Simons‭ & ‬Diógenes de Almeida Campos‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.


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