Named By: A. N. Pérez-García & X. Murelaga - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Testudines, Cryptodira.
Species: L. morla (type).
Known locations: Spain.
Time period: Hauterivian to early Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Shell.
Larachelus was a pan-cryptodiran turtle, and the appearance of the genus in early Cretaceous era rocks of Spain has helped reveal the range and diversity pan-cryptodiran turtles.
- Larachelus morla, gen. Et sp. Nov., a new member of the little-known European Early Cretaceous record of stem cryptodiran turtles - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32 (6): 1293 - A. N. Pérez-García & X. Murelaga - 2012.