Named By: Eugene S. Gaffney, Peter A. Meylan, Roger C. Wood, Elwyn Simons & Diógenes de Almeida Campos - 2011.
Synonyms: Shweboemys gaffneyi.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Anapsida, Testudines, Pleurodira, Pelomedusoidea, Podocnemididae.
Species: B. gaffneyi (type).
Known locations: Pakistan.
Time period: Early Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Originally named as a species of Shweboemys, Brontochelys is a little known genus of side-necked turtle that lived in Pakistan during the early Miocene. The type species is named in honour of Eugene Gaffney for his work on turtles.
- A review of the fossil Pelomedusidae (Testudines, Pleurodira) of Asia. Breviora 357:1–24. - R. C. Wood - 1970.
- Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the family Podocnemididae. - Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 350: 1–237. - Eugene S. Gaffney, Peter A. Meylan, Roger C. Wood, Elwyn Simons & Diógenes de Almeida Campos - 2011.