genus Trionyx


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Noun1.genus Trionyx - type genus of the Trionychidaegenus Trionyx - type genus of the Trionychidae  
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
family Trionychidae, Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtles
spiny softshell, Trionyx spiniferus - river turtle of western United States with a warty shell; prefers quiet water
smooth softshell, Trionyx muticus - river turtle of Mississippi basin; prefers running water
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Tertiary sediments in North America frequently contain trionychids, which have been reported in the genus Trionyx, but now placed in the genus Apalone (see Meylan, 1987).
The trionychids of North America historically have been referred to the genus Trionyx and to another less common genus, Amyda, but are now considered to belong to the single taxon Apalone (Hulbert, 2001).
The bone is tentatively referred to the genus Trionyx, for it does not seem wise to assign this imperfect bony plate to the generic level without some reservation.