Compsemys victa Leidy 1856 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Compsemydidae

Alternative combination: Compsemys victus

Synonyms: Compsemys obscura Leidy 1856, Compsemys obscurus Leidy 1856, Compsemys parva Hay 1910, Compsemys puercensis Gilmore 1919, Compsemys torrejonensis Gilmore 1919, Compsemys vafer Hay 1910, Emys obscurus Leidy 1856, Glyptops depressus Hay 1908

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of Extinct Vertebrata Discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden, during the Expedition to the Sioux Country under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:311-312

Belongs to Compsemys according to O. A. López-Conde et al. 2018

See also Bryant 1989, Burger 2007, Estes 1964, Estes 1976, Estes and Berberian 1970, Gaffney 1972, Gaffney 1979, Gilmore 1919, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Holroyd and Hutchison 2002, Hutchison and Holroyd 2003, Hutchison et al. 2013, Leidy 1856, Leidy 1857, Leidy 1860, Lyson and Joyce 2011 and Sullivan and Lucas 1986

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Compsemys victa: USNM 960, a partial shell (a neural and two costal fragments). Its type locality is Long Lake, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota.
  • Compsemys parva: Its type locality is Ojo Alamo, which is in a Paleocene terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.
  • Compsemys puercensis: USNM 8544, a partial shell. Its type locality is Four miles northwest of Kimbetoh, which is in a Puercan terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.
  • Compsemys torrejonensis: USNM 8549. Its type locality is 8 miles N. 60°E. of Kimbetoh, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.
  • Compsemys vafer: USNM 6551, a partial shell (fragments of shells). Its type locality is Near Ojo Alamo, which is in a Paleocene terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.
  • Emys obscurus: Its type locality is Long Lake, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota.
  • Glyptops depressus: USNM 5731 (ex. packing number "1998. Box 3"), a partial shell.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (26: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming collections)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), Mexico (3), United States (78: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 108 collections each including a single occurrence

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