Terrapene singletoni Gilmore 1927 (box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1927. On fossil turtles from the Pleistocene of Florida. Proceedings of the U. S. National Museum 71(15):1-17

Belongs to Terrapene according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1958, Gilmore 1927, Hay 1930, Milstead 1956 and Oelrich 1953

Sister taxa: Cistudo marnochii, Terrapene bulverda, Terrapene carolina, Terrapene coahuila, Terrapene corneri, Terrapene eurypygia, Terrapene hibernaculum, Terrapene impensa, Terrapene impressa, Terrapene klauberi, Terrapene nelsoni, Terrapene ornata, Terrapene parornata, Terrapene putnami, Cistudo eocaenica, Cistudo triunguis, Cistudo major, Cistudo mexicana

Type specimen: USNM 11181, a shell. Its type locality is 2 miles west of Melbourne, which is in a Rancholabrean coastal horizon in Florida.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution: found only at 2 miles west of Melbourne

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