Hesperotestudo Williams 1950 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative spellings: Geochelone (Hesperotestudo), Testudo (Hesperotestudo)

Synonyms: Caudochelys Auffenberg 1963, Geochelone (Caudochelys) Auffenberg 1963

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

See also Auffenberg 1962, Auffenberg 1963, Auffenberg 1971, Cisneros 2005, de la Fuente et al. 2014, Hutchison 1992, Hutchison 1996, Meylan and Sterrer 2000, Milstead 1956, Parris and Daeschler 1995, Vlachos 2018 and Williams 1953

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelone, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Homopus, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, Platysterninae, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys, Stylemys calaverensis, Taraschelon, Testudininae, Testudininei, Testudinites sellovii, Testudo, Testudo annae, Testudo atascosae, Testudo castrensis, Testudo cultrata, Testudo exornata, Testudo formosa, Testudo francisi, Testudo hayi, Testudo klettiana, Testudo laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Eupachemys Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) angusticeps Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) orthopygia Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) wilsoni Hesperotestudo bermudae Hesperotestudo crassiscutata Hesperotestudo ducateli Hesperotestudo gilbertii Hesperotestudo orthopygia Hesperotestudo osborniana Hesperotestudo turgida Hesperotestudo williamsi Testudo tedwhitei

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), El Salvador (1), United States (29: California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (8: Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: California, Nebraska)

• Pliocene of United States (3: California, Kansas, Texas)

• Hemphillian of United States (8: Florida, Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (7: California, Kansas, Oklahoma)

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

• Miocene of United States (25: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota, Virginia)

Total: 91 collections including 98 occurrences

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