Meiolania platyceps Owen 1886 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudinata - Meiolaniidae

Alternative combination: Miolania platyceps

Synonyms: Ceratochelys sthenurus Huxley 1887 [objective synonym], Meiolania minor Owen 1886

Full reference: R. Owen. 1886. Description of Fossil Remains of two Species of a Megalanian Genus (Meiolania, Ow.), from Lord Howe's Island. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 179:181-191

Belongs to Meiolania according to J. Sterli 2015

See also Danilov and Parham 2008, Huxley 1887, Lydekker 1889, Owen 1886, Pérez-García and Murelaga 2013, Pérez-García and Ortega 2011, Rhodin et al. 2015, Vlachos 2017 and Woodward 1888

Sister taxa: Meiolania brevicollis, Meiolania mackayi

Type specimens:

Ecology: herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (7 collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.