|Named By:||E. S. Gaffney, J. H. Hutchison, F. A. Jenkins Jr. & L. J. Meeker in 1987|
|Time Period:||Early Jurassic 196.5-183.0 Ma|
|Location:||USA, Arizona - Kayenta Formation|
|Size:||About 50 centimetres wide, 60 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Partial skull and shells of at least two individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Testudines | Cryptodira ||
Kayentachelys ("Kayenta shell") is an extinct genus of stem-turtle from the Early Jurassic Kayenta Formation of northern Arizona. Kayentachelys was about 0.5 m (1.6 ft) wide and 0.6 m (2.0 ft) in length. It lived in an environment dominated by streams and dunes.