Stylemys nebrascensis Leidy 1851 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combination: Testudo nebrascensis

Synonyms: Emys culbertsonii Leidy 1852, Emys hemispherica Leidy 1851, Emys oweni Leidy 1851, Geochelone (Caudochelys) ligonia Cope 1873, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) amphithorax Cope 1873, Gopherus emiliae Hay 1908, Gopherus neglectus Brattstrom 1961, Stylemys amphithorax Cope 1873, Stylemys neglectus Brattstrom 1961, Testudo (Hesperotestudo) amphithorax Cope 1873, Testudo (Hesperotestudo) ligonia Cope 1873, Testudo amphithorax Cope 1873, Testudo culbertsonii Leidy 1852, Testudo emiliae Hay 1908, Testudo hemispherica Leidy 1851, Testudo lata Leidy 1851, Testudo ligonia Cope 1873, Testudo ligonius Cope 1873, Testudo oweni Leidy 1851

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1851. [Description of a new fossil tortoise from Nebraska territory]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 5:172-173

Belongs to Stylemys according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1963, Auffenberg 1964, Bramble 1982, Brattstrom 1961, Case 1925, Case 1936, Cope 1873, Cope 1891, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Hutchison 1996, Lambe 1908, Lambe 1913, Leidy 1851, Leidy 1852, Leidy 1852, Leidy 1853, Leidy 1857, Leidy 1873, Lydekker 1889, Wall and Maddox 1998 and Williams 1953

Sister taxa: Stylemys bottii, Stylemys capax, Stylemys frizaciana, Stylemys inusitata, Stylemys karakolensis, Stylemys lindenensis, Stylemys oregonensis, Stylemys pygmea, Testudo niobrarensis

Type specimens:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (6: Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (3: Nebraska)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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