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meaning: "Colossal shell"
Named By: Falconer & Cautley in 1844
Time Period: Miocene-Pleistocene
Location: India, Pakistan, Thailand - possibly further afield across Asia
Size: Around 2.5 to 2.7 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Testudines | Cryptodira | Testudinidae | Testudininae |
Also known as: | Geochelone atlas | Testudo atlas | Megalochelys sivalensis |

Megalochelys is an extinct genus of cryptodiran turtle which lived from the Miocene to Pleistocene, across Asia and possibly East Europe.

This fossil genus is the original and valid name for what has often been called Colossochelys. It contains two named species with several unnamed taxa.

Megalochelys atlas Falconer and Cautley, 1844

Megalochelys cautleyi Lydekker, 1889

Read more about Colossochelys at Wikipedia
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