Chelonoidis cubensis Leidy 1868 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combinations: Geochelone cubensis, Testudo cubensis

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1868. Notice of some vertebrate remains from the West Indian Islands. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20:178-180

Belongs to Chelonoidis according to N. A. Albury et al. 2018

See also Auffenberg 1967, Auffenberg 1974, Leidy 1868, Rhodin et al. 2015 and Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ciego Montero, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Cuba

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cuba (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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