Named By: J. F. Parham & N. D. Pyenson - 2010.
Classification: Chordata,, Reptilia, Testudines, Cryptodira, Chelonioidea.
Species: M. coahuilaensis (type)
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.
- 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.