Gopherus mohavensis Merriam 1919 (gopher tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Alternative combinations: Gopherus mohavense, Gopherus mohavetus, Scaptochelys mohavense, Testudo mohavense, Testudo mohavensis

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1919. Tertiary mammalian faunas of the Mohave desert. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology 11(5):437-585

Belongs to Gopherus according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Bramble 1982, Brattstrom 1961, Hay 1930, Merriam 1919 and Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004

Sister taxa: Gopherus (Gopherus), Gopherus (Oligopherus), Gopherus agassizii, Gopherus auffenbergi, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus brevisternus, Gopherus depressus, Gopherus donlaloi, Gopherus edae, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Gopherus hexagonatus, Gopherus laticuneus, Gopherus morafkai, Gopherus polyphemus, Testudo milleri

Type specimen: UCMP 21575, a shell

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore


• Miocene of United States (2: California collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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