Oligopherus laticuneus Cope 1873 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Synonyms: Geochelone thompsoni Hay 1908, Stylemys undabuna Loomis 1909, Testudo praeextans Lambe 1913, Testudo thomsoni Hay 1908, Testudo undabuna Loomis 1909

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Second notice of extinct Vertebrata from the Tertiary of the Plains. Paleontological Bulletin 15:1-6

Belongs to Oligopherus according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1963, Bramble 1982, Gilmore 1946, Hay 1908, Hutchison 1996, Lambe 1913, Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004 and Wall and Maddox 1998

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Oligopherus laticuneus: AMNH 1160, a shell (essentially complete shell with some of the internal skeleton). Its type locality is Horsetail Creek, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the White River Formation of Colorado.
  • Testudo praeextans: CMN 8401 (holotype), a shell. Its type locality is Old Woman Creek, which is in an Orellan terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.
  • Testudo thomsoni: AMNH 3940 (holotype), a partial skeleton (skull, shell fragments, and associated appendicular elements). Its type locality is Corral Draw (Lower Nodular Zone), which is in an Orellan terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of South Dakota.
  • Testudo undabuna: ACM 2007 (holotype), a carapace. Its type locality is Muddy Creek, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Upper Harrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Oligopherus laticuneus in the database

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