Alternative combination: Gopherus brattstromi
Synonyms: Geochelone dehiscus Des Lauriers 1965, Gopherus dehiscus Des Lauriers 1965
Full reference: B. H. Brattstrom. 1961. Some new fossil tortoises from western North America with remarks on the zoogeography and paleoecology of tortoises. Journal of Paleontology 35(3):543-560
Sister taxa: Gopherus (Gopherus), Gopherus (Oligopherus), Gopherus agassizii, Gopherus auffenbergi, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus brevisternus, Gopherus donlaloi, Gopherus edae, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Gopherus hexagonatus, Gopherus laticuneus, Gopherus mohavensis, Gopherus morafkai, Gopherus polyphemus, Testudo milleri
- Gopherus depressus: LACM-CIT 498/5133, a shell (entire shell). Its type locality is Cache Peak (LACM(CIT) 498), which is in a Hemingfordian/Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Bopesta Formation of California.
- Gopherus dehiscus: LACM 400(26)/5178 (holotype), a partial shell. Its type locality is Cajon Valley (LACM L.400), which is in a Hemingfordian/Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Punchbowl Formation of California.
Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore
• Miocene of United States (2: California collections)
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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