Name: Cearachelys ‭(‬Ceará shell‭)‬.
Phonetic: See-rah-kel-iss.
Named By: E.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Gaffney,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬de Almeida Campos‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Hirayama‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Testudines,‭ ‬Pleurodira,‭ ‬Bothremydidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬placidoi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
Size: Shell at least‭ ‬20‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santana Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Shell and partial skull and skeletal remains of at least three individuals.

       Cearachelys is a genus of side-necked turtle that lived in South America during the early stages of the late Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Cearachelys,‭ ‬a new side-necked turtle‭ (‬Pelomedusoides:‭ ‬Bothremydidae‭) ‬from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ ‬3319:1-20.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Gaffney,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬de Almeida Campos‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Hirayama‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.


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