Gopherus donlaloi Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004 (gopher tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Full reference: V.-H. Reynoso and M. Montellano-Ballesteros. 2004. A new giant turtle of the genus Gopherus (Chelonia: Testudinidae) from the Pleistocene of Tamaulipas, México, and a review of the phylogeny and biogeography of gopher tortoises. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):822-837

Belongs to Gopherus according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004

Sister taxa: Gopherus (Gopherus), Gopherus (Oligopherus), Gopherus agassizii, Gopherus auffenbergi, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus brevisternus, Gopherus depressus, Gopherus edae, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Gopherus hexagonatus, Gopherus laticuneus, Gopherus mohavensis, Gopherus morafkai, Gopherus polyphemus, Testudo milleri

Type specimen: IGM 6076, a partial skeleton (young adult with complete skull, partial shell, and many postcrania). Its type locality is Ejido San Lázaro, which is in a Rancholabrean terrestrial claystone in Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Ejido San Lázaro

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