Alternative combinations: Gopherus brevisterna, Testudo brevisterna
Full reference: F. B. Loomis. 1909. Turtles from the upper Harrison beds. American Journal of Science 63:17-26
Sister taxa: Gopherus (Gopherus), Gopherus (Oligopherus), Gopherus agassizii, Gopherus auffenbergi, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus depressus, Gopherus donlaloi, Gopherus edae, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Gopherus hexagonatus, Gopherus laticuneus, Gopherus mohavensis, Gopherus morafkai, Gopherus polyphemus, Testudo milleri
Type specimen: ACM 2006 (holotype), a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Muddy Creek, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Upper Harrison Formation of Wyoming.
Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore
Distribution: found only at Muddy Creek
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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