Compsemys victa Leidy 1856

Reptilia - Testudines

Alternative combination: Compsemys victus

Synonyms: Compsemys parva Hay 1910, Compsemys puercensis Gilmore 1919, Compsemys torrejonensis Gilmore 1919, Compsemys vafer Hay 1910

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 W. G. Joyce and J. Anquetin 2019

See also Bryant 1989, Burger 2007, Estes 1964, Estes 1976, Estes and Berberian 1970, Gaffney 1972, Gilmore 1919, Hay 1902, Hay 1910, Holroyd and Hutchison 2002, Hutchison and Holroyd 2003, Hutchison et al. 2013, Leidy 1856, Leidy 1857, Leidy 1860, López-Conde et al. 2018, Lyson and Joyce 2011 and Sullivan and Lucas 1986

Sister taxa: Compsemys russelli, Emys obscurus, Glyptops depressus

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: USNM 6548, a partial shell (shell fragments). 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, a shell (nearly complete shell). 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.

Distribution:

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

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), Mexico (3), United States (79: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 109 collections each including a single occurrence

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