Hesperotestudo bermudae Meylan and Sterrer 2000 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: P. A. Meylan and W. Sterrer. 2000. Hesperotestudo (Testudines: Testudinidae) from the Pleistocene of Bermuda, with comments on the phylogenetic position of the genus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 128:51-76

Belongs to Hesperotestudo according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Meylan and Sterrer 2000

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

Type specimen: BAMZ 1991–086, a partial skeleton (nearly complete shell missing the posterior left quarter, with an associated skull including a braincase, ear regions, most of the upper and lower jaws, and a s). Its type locality is Smith's Parrish, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Bermuda.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Smith's Parrish

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