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Terrapene ornata (Western box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

Taxonomy
Terrapene ornata was named by Agassiz (1857). It is extant.

It was recombined as Cistudo ornata by Cope (1875).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1857Terrapene ornata Agassiz
1875Cistudo ornata Cope p. 53
1909Terrapene longinsulae Hay
1916Terrapene whitneyi Hay p. 8
1930Terrapene longinsulae Hay p. 99
1930Terrapene whitneyi Hay p. 99
1956Terrapene whitneyi Milstead p. 166
1956Terrapene ornata Milstead p. 168
2012Terrapene ornata Joyce et al. p. 179
2014Terrapene ornata van Dijk et al.
2018Terrapene ornata Vlachos

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderCryptodira
Pantestudinoidea
superfamilyTestudinoidea
familyEmydidaeRafinesque 1815
genusTerrapeneMerrem 1820
speciesornata

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Terrapene ornata Agassiz 1857 [Western box turtle]
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Invalid names: Terrapene longinsulae Hay 1909 [synonym], Terrapene whitneyi Hay 1916 [synonym]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean
carapace height1743.0

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Body part: carapaceg
Adult length: 0.1 to < 1.0g
Grouping: solitaryg
Environment: terrestrialg
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingg
Diet: omnivoreg
Reproduction: oviparousg
Created: 2005-08-26 07:12:19
Modified: 2005-08-26 09:12:19
Source: g = genus, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Ernst and Barbour 1989, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Barstovian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 16.30000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Miocene - Pleistocene23.03 - 0.0117USA (Nebraska) Terrapene longinsulae (125719)
Barstovian16.3 - 12.5USA (Nebraska) Terrapene ornata (18412) Terrapene sp. (18141)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Arizona) Terrapene ornata (19634)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (New Mexico) Terrapene ornata (19982)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117USA (Texas) Terrapene whitneyi (196055)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (glacial)0.129 - 0.0117USA (Texas) Terrapene ornata (76101)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (late glacial)0.129 - 0.0117USA (Arizona) Terrapene ornata (76068)