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.

Further reading
- Proterochersis, eine pleurodire Schildkröte aus dem Keuper. - Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg 80:13-30. - E. Fraas - 1913.
- Revision of the Triassic European turtles Proterochersis and Murrhardtia (Reptilia, Testudinata, Proterochersidae), with the description of new taxa from Poland and Germany. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177:395-427. - T. Szczygielski & T. Sulej - 2016.


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