Dinochelys
Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Shell of D. whitei
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Pantestudines
Clade: Testudinata
Family: Pleurosternidae
Genus: Dinochelys
Gaffney, 1979
Species:
D. whitei
Binomial name
Dinochelys whitei
Gaffney, 1979

Dinochelys (from Greek deinos -terrible- and chelys -turtle) is an extinct genus of paracryptodiran turtle from the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation.[1]

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References

  1. ^ Brinkman, Donald B.; Stadtman, Ken; Smith, David (2000). "New material of Dinochelys whitei Gaffney, 1979, from the Dry Mesa Quarry (Morrison Formation, Jurassic) of Colorado". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 20 (2): 269–274. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0269:NMODWG]2.0.CO;2.