Named By: E. S. Gaffney, D. de Almeida Campos & R. Hirayama - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Testudines, Pleurodira, Bothremydidae.
Species: C. placidoi (type).
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.
- 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.