Temporal range: Late Paleocene–Early Eocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Chelydridae
Genus: Protochelydra
Erickson 1973

Protochelydra zangerli

Protochelydra zangerli is an extinct species of chelydid in the extinct genus Protochelydra of Chelydridae.[1][2]


  1. ^ Erickson, B. R. (1973). "A new chelydrid turtle Protochelydra zangerli from the late Paleocene of North America". Sci. Publ. Sci. Mus. Minn. N.S. 2 (2): 1–16.
  2. ^ Danilov, G.; Parham, J. F. (2008). "A reassessment of some poorly known turtles from the Middle Jurassic of China, with comments on the antiquity of extant turtles" (PDF). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 28 (2): 306–318. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2008)28[306:AROSPK]2.0.CO;2.