Temporal range: Kimmeridgian-Tithonian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Pantestudines
Family: Eurysternidae
Genus: Idiochelys
von Meyer, 1839
Type species
Idiochelys fitzingeri
von Meyer, 1839

Idiochelys is a genus of Late Jurassic turtle from marine deposits in the Jura Mountains of eastern France and Bavaria, Germany.

Idiochelys wagneri, Chelonemys plana, and Chelonemys ovata are junior synonyms, the latter two being described from specimens in the Ain Department of southeastern France. Distinguishing features of Idiochelys include an oval/rounded carapace, broad vertebrals, a long tail, and a reduced manual phalangeal formula (2-2-3-3-3).[1]


  1. ^ Anquetin, J., Puntener, C., and Joyce, W.G., 2017. A review of the fossil record of turtles of the clade Thalassochelydia. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 58 (2):317-369.