Chelone Linnaeus 1758 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to R. Wood 1997

See also Case 1904, Leidy 1865, Lydekker 1889, Owen 1842 and Owen 1851

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Dipsochelys, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Eurotestudo, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Hesperotestudo, Homopus, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, 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: Chelone acuticostata Chelone bellunensis Chelone camperi Chelone girundica Chelone hoffmanni Chelone jessoni Chelone parvitecta Chelone regularis Chelone vanbenedeni

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Papua New Guinea (1 collection)

• Miocene of United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (9)

• Cretaceous of the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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