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Placochelys
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'An artist's representation of Placochelys.'

Distribution

Germany

Classification

Sauropterygia, Placodontia

Meaning of name

Flat turtle

Named by

N/A

Time

Ladinian stage of the middle Triassic

Size

90 centimetres (3 ft)

Lifestyle

Shellfish-eater

Species

P. placodonta

Placochelys placodonta was a placodontid from what is now Germany.  It lived during the late Triassic.

DescriptionEdit

Placochelys has jaws that were pointed at the front, and has no front teeth.  It is possible that it possessed a horny beak to peck the shellfish from the reef.