Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) orthopygia Cope 1878

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combinations: Geochelone orthopygia, Testudo (Hesperotestudo) orthopygia, Testudo orthopygia

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. Descriptions of new extinct Vertebrata from the Upper Tertiary and Dakota Formations. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(2):379-396

Belongs to Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) according to W. Auffenberg 1963

Sister taxa: Eupachemys, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) angusticeps, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) wilsoni, Hesperotestudo bermudae, Hesperotestudo crassiscutata, Hesperotestudo ducateli, Hesperotestudo gilbertii, Hesperotestudo orthopygia, Hesperotestudo osborniana, Hesperotestudo turgida, Hesperotestudo williamsi, Testudo tedwhitei

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (7: Kansas, Nebraska collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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