Baptemys garmanii Cope 1872 (mud turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Synonyms: Baptemys costilatus Cope 1875, Baptemys tricarinata Hay 1908, Dermatemys costilata Cope 1875, Dermatemys costilatus Cope 1875, Kallistira costilata Cope 1875

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1872. On a new genus of Pleurodira from the Eocene of Wyoming. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (separate) 1-6

Belongs to Baptemys according to W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque 2016

See also Bourque et al. 2015, Cope 1875, Cope 1877, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Knauss et al. 2011 and Lichtig and Lucas 2015

Sister taxa: Baptemys nanus, Notomorpha gravis, Notomorpha garmanii

Type specimens:

  • Baptemys garmanii: USNM 4103, 4129 (one individual), a partial shell. Its type locality is A point near Bear River, 6 miles north of Evanston, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.
  • Baptemys tricarinata: AMNH 6109, a partial shell. Its type locality is Mouth of Alkali Creek, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Wind River Formation of Wyoming.
  • Dermatemys costilata: USNM 1152, a partial shell.

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-omnivore


• Eocene of United States (2: New Mexico collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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