Full reference: W. G. Joyce and M. A. Norell. 2005. Zangerlia ukhaachelys, new species, a nanhsiungchelyid turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Ukhaa Tolgod, Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 3481:1-19
Type specimen: IGM 90/1, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Xanadu, Ukhaa Tolgod (MAS-AMNH), which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian eolian sandstone in the Djadokhta Formation of Mongolia.
Ecology: aquatic omnivore