Named By: D. B. Brinkman, L. A. Nessov & J.-H. Peng - 1994.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Testudines, Cryptodira, Trionychia, Trionychidae, Trionychinae.
Species: K. erinhotensis (type), K. kizylkumensis, K. lophorhothon.
Size: Skull reconstruced to be up to 17 centimetres long.
Known locations: China - Iren Dabasu Formation. Kazakstan. Uzbekistan - Bissekty Formation.
Time period: Turonian to Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several partial and fragmentary skulls.
Khunnuchelys is a genus of turtle that seems to have been widespread across Asia during the Late Cretaeous. However, at the time of writing Khunnuchelys is only known from partial skull material.
- Khunnuchelys gen. nov., a new trionychid (Testudines: Trionychidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia and Uzbekistan. - Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 30(10-11):2214-2223. - D. B. Brinkman, L. A. Nessov & J.-H. Peng - 1994.