The Helochelydridae are an extinct family of turtles known from fossils found in North America and Europe that have been dated from the Late Jurassic to the Late Cretaceous. Although referred to as Solemydidae in recent literature on extinct turtles, Helochelydridae has priority over Solemydidae.
Temporal range: Late Jurassic–Late Cretaceous
Solemydidae Lapparent and Murelaga 1997
Four genera have been included in the family:
Laño (Basque: Lañu) is a hamlet and concejo (a small administrative subdivision) in Condado de Treviño within the Treviño enclave; which is administratively part of the Spanish province of Burgos, but which is completely surrounded by the territory of the Basque country province of Álava. It is best known for the fossils of extinct vertebrates dating from around 70 million years before present which have been found there.