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
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
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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