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Temporal range: Danian (Tiupampan)
~66–61 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Subfamily: Bothremydinae
Tribe: Bothremydini
Subtribe: Bothremydina
Genus: Inaechelys
de Araujo Carvalho et al., 2016
I. pernambucensis
Binomial name
Inaechelys pernambucensis
de Araujo Carvalho et al., 2016

Inaechelys is an extinct genus of bothremydid pleurodiran turtle that was discovered in the Maria Farinha Formation of Brazil. The genus consists solely of type species I. pernambucensis.[1]


Inaechelys was discovered in the Poty Cement Quarry, in Paulista, Brazil in 2005, by a team from the Federal University of Pernambuco.[1] The holotype consists of a carapace, which is fragmented but almost complete. The mesoplastron is not preserved, though its outline is still visible. The anal notch is small, semicircular and wider than it is deep.


  1. ^ a b A. R. de Araujo Carvalho, A. M. Ghilardi, and A. M. Franca Barreto. 2016 "A new side-neck turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Early Paleocene (Danian) Maria Farinha Formation, Paraíba Basin, Brazil." Zootaxa 4126(4):491-513