Terrapene Merrem 1820 (box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panemydidae

Synonym: Toxaspis Cope 1889

Parent taxon: Emydidae according to S. R. May 2019

See also Bickham 1975, Carroll 1988, Frank and Ramus 1996, Hay 1902, Holman 1985, Holman 2002, Oelrich 1953, Parris and Daeschler 1995, van Dijk et al. 2014 and Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: Batagurinae, Callagur, Chelonemys, Chelopus, Chinemys, Chrysemys, Chrysemys inflata, Chrysemys isoni, Chrysemys limnodytes, Cistudo, Clemmys hutchensorum, Clemmys saxea, Deirochelyinae, Deirochelys, Deirochelys floridana, Emydinae, Emydoidea, Emydoidea hutchisoni, Emys, Epiemys, Glyptemys, Graptemys, Grayemys, Hieremys, Hybemys, Lyssemys, Malacoclemmys, Palaeotheca, Polyechmatemys, Pseudemys, Pseudemys bisornatus, Pseudemys caelata, Pseudemys extincta, Pseudemys hillii, Pseudochrysemys, Pseudograptemys, Pyxidea, Sakya, Senryuemys, Shansiemys, Sharemys, Trachemys

Subtaxa: Cistudo marnochii Terrapene bulverda Terrapene carolina Terrapene coahuila Terrapene corneri Terrapene eurypygia Terrapene hibernaculum Terrapene impensa Terrapene impressa Terrapene klauberi Terrapene nelsoni Terrapene ornata Terrapene parornata Terrapene putnami Terrapene singletoni

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (51: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Arizona, Florida, New Mexico)

• Hemphillian of United States (5: Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Miocene of United States (7: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas)

Total: 67 collections including 73 occurrences

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