Temporal range: Late Jurassic161.2–155.7 Ma
Sinaspideretes wimani fossil displayed in Hong Kong Science Museum.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Genus: Sinaspideretes
Young and Chow, 1953
S. wimani
Binomial name
Sinaspideretes wimani
Young & Chow, 1953

Sinaspideretes is an extinct genus of turtle from the Late Jurassic of China. It is considered the earliest and most basal representative of the Trionychia.[1][2]


  1. ^ Ouyang, Hui; Li, Lu; Tong, Haiyan (July 2014). "A revision of Sinaspideretes wimani Young & Chow, 1953 (Testudines: Cryptodira: Trionychoidae) from the Jurassic of the Sichuan Basin, China". Geological Magazine. 151 (4): 600–610. Bibcode:2014GeoM..151..600T. doi:10.1017/S0016756813000575. ISSN 0016-7568. S2CID 128423062.
  2. ^ "Fossilworks: Sinaspideretes wimani". Retrieved 2019-04-22.