Terrapene eurypygia Cope 1870 (box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

Alternative combination: Cistudo eurypygia

Synonyms: Terrapene anguillulata Cope 1899, Terrapene anguillulatus Cope 1899, Toxaspis anguillulatus Cope 1899

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part II. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:105-235

Belongs to Terrapene according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Cope 1870, Cope 1899, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Hay 1930, Milstead 1956 and Parris and Daeschler 1995

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

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Maryland, Pennsylvania collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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