Mexichelys

Name: Mexichelys ‭(‬Mexico shell‭)‬.
Phonetic: Meks-e-chel-iss.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Parham‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pyenson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Testudines,‭ ‬Cryptodira,‭ ‬Chelonioidea.
Species: M.‭ ‬coahuilaensis‭ (‬type‭)
Diet: Durophagous.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Mexico.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial Remains.

       Mexichelys was originally described as a species of Euclastes,‭ ‬but was re-described to its own genus in‭ ‬2010.‭ ‬Like relative genera,‭ ‬Mexichelys is thought to have been a durophagous carnivore of shelled organisms such as molluscs and crustaceans.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Euclastes coahuilaensis sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a basal cheloniid turtle from the late Campanian Cerro del Pueblo Formation of Coahuila State,‭ ‬Mexico.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PaleoBios‭ ‬28‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬76‭–‬88.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Brinkman,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Aquillon-Martinez,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Dávila,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Jamniczky,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Eberth‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Colbert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
-‭ ‬New sea turtle from the Miocene of Peru and iterative evolution of feeding ecomorphologies since the Cretaceous.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ ‬84‭(‬2‭)‬:231-247.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Parham‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pyenson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.



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