Gopherus polyphemus Daudin 1802 (Florida gopher tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combinations: Gopherus (Gopherus) polyphemus, Testudo polyphemus

Belongs to Gopherus according to D. M. Bramble 1982

See also Brattstrom 1961, Hutchison 1996 and Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004

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

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (29: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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