Name: Palaeochersis (‬ancient turtle‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pay-le-o-cher-sis.
Named By: G.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Rougier,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬de la Fuente‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Arcucci‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
Classification: Chordata,‭ Reptilia, ‬Testudinata.
Species: P.‭ ‬talampayensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Shell about‭ ‬70‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Los Colorados Formation.
Time period: Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete individual.

       Palaeochersis is a genus of turtle that lived in South America during the late Triassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Late Triassic turtles from South America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Science‭ ‬268:855-858.‭ ‬-‭ ‬G.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Rougier,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬de la Fuente‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Arcucci‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
-‭ ‬Anatomy and relationships of Palaeochersis talampayensis,‭ ‬a Late Triassic turtle from Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontographica Abt.‭ ‬A‭ ‬281,‭ ‬1-61‭ ‬-‭ ‬Juliana Sterli,‭ ‬Guillermo Rougier‭ & ‬Marcelo S.‭ ‬de la Fuente‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.


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