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meaning: "strange turtle"
Named By: F. de Lapparent de Broin, N. Bardet, M. Amaghzaz & S. Meslouh in 2014
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
Location: Morocco
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Unavailable
Fossil(s): Partial skull
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Testudines |

Alienochelys ("strange turtle") is an extinct genus of sea turtle known from Maastrichian-aged Cretaceous phosphates in Morocco. Its name comes from the fact that unlike other sea turtles, Alienochelys' jaws are adapted for a powerful crushing pattern, as well as its unusual cranial characteristics. It is a relative of the modern leatherback turtle, as well as the extinct Archelon.

Read more about Alienochelys at Wikipedia
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