Terrapene ornata Agassiz 1857 (Western box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panemydidae

Alternative combination: Cistudo ornata

Synonyms: Terrapene longinsulae Hay 1909, Terrapene whitneyi Hay 1916

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1857. Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America. First Monograph. Vol. I. Part I. Essay on Classi cation. Part II. North American Testudinata. 1-452

Belongs to Terrapene according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Cope 1875, Hay 1909, Hay 1916, Holman and Fritz 2005, Joyce et al. 2012, Milstead 1956 and Oelrich 1953

Sister taxa: Cistudo marnochii, Terrapene bulverda, Terrapene carolina, Terrapene coahuila, Terrapene corneri, Terrapene eurypygia, Terrapene hibernaculum, Terrapene impensa, Terrapene impressa, Terrapene klauberi, Terrapene nelsoni, Terrapene parornata, Terrapene putnami, Terrapene singletoni, Cistudo major, Cistudo triunguis, Cistudo mexicana

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore


• Quaternary of United States (2: Arizona, Texas collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Arizona, New Mexico)

• Miocene of United States (2: Nebraska)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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