Name: Proterochersis.
Phonetic: Pro-teh-roe-kher-sis.
Named By: Fraas‭ ‬-‭ ‬1913.
Synonyms: Chelytherium obscurum.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Anapasida,‭ ‬Testudines,‭ ‬Pleurodira,‭ ‬Proterochersidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬robusta.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬50‭ ‬centimetres.
Known locations: Germany.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including the shell.

       Proterochersis was an early terrestrial turtle that live in Europe during the late Triassic,‭ ‬as one well as one of the earliest appearances of a pleurodiran‭ (‬side-necked‭) ‬turtle.


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