Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Bashuchelyidae
Tong et al., 2011
Genus: Bashuchelys
Tong et al., 2011

Bashuchelys is an extinct genus of bashuchelyid Middle Jurassic turtle from the Sichuan Basin in the People's Republic of China. As of 2011, it is the only known genus of the family Bashuchelyidae.[1]


  1. ^ Tong, Haiyan; Danilov, Igor; Yong Ye; Hui Ouyang & Guangzhao Peng (2011). "Middle Jurassic turtles from the Sichuan Basin, China: a review". Geological Magazine. FirstView Article (4): 1–21. doi:10.1017/S0016756811000859. As cited in "Geological Magazine". Cambridge Journals. 4 Nov 2011. Retrieved 23 Mar 2012.