Temporal range: Kimmeridgian-Tithonian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Pantestudines
Clade: Testudinata
Family: Eurysternidae
Genus: Parachelys
von Meyer, 1864
Type species
Parachelys eichstaettensis
von Meyer, 1864

Parachelys is a genus of Late Jurassic turtle from marine deposits in Bavaria, southern Germany.

The type species, P. eichstaettensis, is known only from the holotype NHMUK OR42888. It can be distinguished from other members of Eurysternidae by the characteristics of its fontanelles, anterolateral contact of vertebral I with marginal I only, and the 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.