Argillochelys
Temporal range: Middle-Late Eocene
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Shell of Argillochelys subcristata and skull of Glossochelys, at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Clade: Pancheloniidae
Genus: Argillochelys
Lydekker, 1889

Argillochelys is an extinct genus of sea turtle from the middle to lower Eocene in what is now Britain. It was first named by Lydekker in 1889.

A species, A. africana, was found in Morocco, and described in 2002 by Tong & Hirayama.[1]

References

  1. ^ Tong, Haiyan; Ren Hirayama (November 2008). "A new species of Argillochelys (Testudines: Cryptodira: Cheloniidae) from the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco". Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France. 179 (6): 623–630. doi:10.2113/gssgfbull.179.6.623.