Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 66.7 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Nanhsiungchelyidae
Genus: Jiangxichelys
Tong & Mo, 2010
Type species
Jianxichelys ganzhouensis
Tong & Mo, 2010

Jiangxichelys (IPA: [ˌdʒɑːnŋˈɕiʌŋχελiːs] or IPA: [ˌdʒɑːnŋˈɕiʌŋtʃɛliːs]) is an extinct genus of nanhsiungchelyid turtle which existed in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China during the latest Cretaceous epoch.[1] It was first named by Haiyan Tong and Jinyou Mo in 2010 and the type species is Jiangxichelys ganzhouensis. It was an aquatic omnivore, as modern turtles are today.[1]


  1. ^ a b Haiyan Tong and Jinyou Mo (2010). "Jiangxichelys, a new nanhsiungchelyid turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China". Geological Magazine. 147 (6): 981–986. Bibcode:2010GeoM..147..981T. doi:10.1017/S0016756810000671. S2CID 131484464. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11.