Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Bothremydidae
Tribe: Kurmademydini
Genus: Sankuchemys
Gaffney et al., 2003

Sankuchemys sethnai

Sankuchemys is an extinct genus of side-necked turtle whose fossils had been found in the Intertrappean Formation of India during the late Cretaceous period.[1] It was first named by Eugene S. Gaffney, Ashok Sahni, Herman Schleich, Swarn Deep Singh, and Rahul Srivastava in 2003, and contains the species Sankuchemys sethnai.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gaffney, Eugene S.; Sahni, Ashok; Schleich, Herman; Singh, Swarn Deep; Srivastava, Rahul (2003). "Sankuchemys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelomedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Late Cretaceous of India" (pdf). American Museum Novitates (3405): 1–10. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2003)405<0001:sanstp>;2. hdl:2246/2831.