Angolachelys
Temporal range: Turonian
Skull in multiple views
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Sandownidae
Genus: Angolachelys
Mateus et al., 2009
Species:
A. mbaxi
Binomial name
Angolachelys mbaxi
Mateus et al., 2009

Angolachelys is an extinct genus of African eucryptodiran turtle which existed in Angola during the Turonian stage of the Late Cretaceous. The type species is Angolachelys mbaxi.[1] The type MGUAN-PA includes skull, jaw, and postcranial fragments found in the Tadi Beds of the Itombe Formation.

Phylogeny

Restoration of Angolachelys behind Angolasaurus
Restoration of Angolachelys behind Angolasaurus

Cladogram after Mateus et al. (2009).[1]

 Eucryptodira

Santanachelys

Thalassemys

Portlandemys

Plesiochelys

 Angolachelonia

Solnhofia

GlenRose Turtle SMU

Angolachelys

Sandownia

Other Eucryptodires

References

  1. ^ a b Octávio Mateus; Louis Jacobs; Michael Polcyn; Anne S. Schulp; Diana Vineyard; André Buta Neto; Miguel Telles Antunes (2009). "The oldest African eucryptodiran turtle from the Cretaceous of Angola" (PDF). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 54 (4): 581–588. doi:10.4202/app.2008.0063. S2CID 55919209.