Gopherus polyphemus Daudin 1802 (Florida gopher tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Alternative combinations: Gopherus (Gopherus) polyphemus, Testudo polyphemus

Belongs to Gopherus according to D. M. Bramble 1982

See also Brattstrom 1961, Hay 1930, Hutchison 1996, Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004 and van Dijk et al. 2014

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, Gopherus morafkai, Testudo milleri

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore


• Quaternary of United States (31: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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