Glarichelys
G. gwinneri skeleton in Senckenberg Museum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Chelonioidea
Family: Cheloniidae
Tribe: Cheloniini
Genus: Glarichelys
Zangerl, 1958

Glarichelys is an extinct genus of sea turtle which was originally considered to be from the middle Oligocene epoch but has more recently come to be considered from the Eocene epoch.[1] It was first named by Zangerl in 1958.

G. knorri fossil cast at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
G. knorri fossil cast at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

References

  1. ^ Danilov, Igor G.; Alexander O. Averianov (1997). "NEW DATA ON THE TURTLES FROM THE EARLY EOCENE OF KIRGHIZIA" (PDF). Vol. 4, No. 1, 1997, pp. 40 – 45. Russian Journal of Herpetology. Retrieved 2008-08-18.