Sternotherus bonevalleyensis Bourque and Schubert 2015 (musk turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea

Full reference: J. R. Bourque and B. W. Schubert. 2015. Fossil musk turtles (Kinosternidae, Sternotherus) from the late Miocene–early Pliocene (Hemphillian) of Tennessee and Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(1):1-19

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

See also Bourque and Schubert 2015

Sister taxa: Sternotherus carinatus, Sternotherus depressus, Sternotherus minor, Sternotherus odoratus, Sternotherus palaeodorus

Type specimen: UF TRO1964, a partial shell. Its type locality is Central |Florida| Phosphate District, which is in a Hemphillian estuary/bay horizon in Florida.

Ecology: aquatic durophage-piscivore


• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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