Pseudemys idahoensis Gilmore 1933 (cooter)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panemydidae

Alternative combination: Chrysemys idahoensis

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1933. A new species of extinct turtle from the Upper Pliocene of Idaho. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 82(9):1-7

Belongs to Pseudemys according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Gilmore 1933 and Zug 1969

Sister taxa: Pseudemys alabamensis, Pseudemys carri, Pseudemys concinna, Pseudemys floridana, Pseudemys gorzugi, Pseudemys nelsoni, Pseudemys peninsularis, Pseudemys rubriventris, Pseudemys texana, Pseudemys williamsi

Type specimen: USNM 12059, a partial skeleton (skull, carapace, postcrania). Its type locality is Hagerman (Gidley Horse Quarry), which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Glenns Ferry Formation of Idaho.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution: found only at Hagerman (Gidley Horse Quarry)

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