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Temporal range: Paleocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Tribe: Taphrosphyini
Subtribe: Taphrosphyina
Genus: Labrostochelys
Gaffney, 2006
L. galkini
Binomial name
Labrostochelys galkini
Gaffney, 2006

Labrostochelys is an extinct genus of bothremydid pleurodiran turtle that was discovered in the Ouled Abdoun Basin, Morocco.[1] The genus consists solely of type species L. galkini.[2]


Labrostochelys was discovered in the Ouled Abdoun Basin of Morocco, primarily known for its Maastrichtian and Paleocene fossils.[1] It is known from a nearly complete skull [3]


  1. ^ a b E. S. Gaffney, H. Tong, and P. A. Meylan. 2006. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: The families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 300:1-318
  2. ^ "Labrostochelys galkini Gaffney & al., 2006". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. ^ Fossilworks: Labrostochelys. **. Retrieved 2021-01-08.