Terrapene parornata Joyce et al. 2012 (box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

Full reference: W. G. Joyce, A. Petričević, T. R. Lyson and N. J. Czaplewski. 2012. A new box turtle from the Miocene/Pliocene boundary (latest Hemphillian) of Oklahoma and a refined chronology of box turtle diversification. Journal of Paleontology 86(1):177-190

Belongs to Terrapene according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Joyce et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Cistudo marnochii, Terrapene bulverda, Terrapene carolina, Terrapene coahuila, Terrapene corneri, Terrapene eurypygia, Terrapene hibernaculum, Terrapene impensa, Terrapene impressa, Terrapene klauberi, Terrapene nelsoni, Terrapene ornata, Terrapene putnami, Terrapene singletoni, Cistudo eocaenica, Cistudo triunguis, Cistudo major, Cistudo mexicana

Type specimen: OMNH 58158, a shell (near complete shell). Its type locality is Buckshot Arroyo (OMNH VP locality no. V671), which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial sandstone in the Rexroad Formation of Oklahoma.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution: found only at Buckshot Arroyo (OMNH VP locality no. V671)

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