Hadrianus corsoni Leidy 1871 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Type specimen not designated in 1871 report; later illustrated in LEIDY, J. 1873. Contributions to the Extinct Vertebrate Fauna of the Western Territories. Report of the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, Geologist. Volume I

Alternative combinations: Hadrianus corsonii, Testudo (Hadrianus) corsoni, Testudo corsoni

Synonyms: Emys carteri Leidy 1871, Hadrianus octonarius Cope 1871, Hadrianus quadratus Cope 1871 [objective synonym], Hadrianus robustus Gilmore 1915, Hadrianus tumidus Hay 1908, Hadrianus utahensis Gilmore 1915, Testudo (Hesperotestudo) tumidus Hay 1908, Testudo hadriana Cope 1871, Testudo hadrianus Cope 1871

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1871. Remarks on a Fossil Testudo from Wyoming. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 23(2):154

Belongs to Hadrianus according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Cope 1871, Cope 1871, Cope 1872, Cope 1873, Cope 1875, Cope 1877, Cope 1882, Cope 1884, Gilmore 1915, Hay 1899, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Leidy 1871, Leidy 1873, Lichtig and Lucas 2015, Osborn et al. 1878 and Williams 1953

Sister taxa: Hadrianus majusculus, Hadrianus octonaria, Hadrianus vialovi, Testudo uintensis

Type specimens:

  • Hadrianus corsoni: ANSP 10050, a partial skeleton (plastron)
  • Emys carteri: Its type locality is A few miles from Fort Bridger, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Hadrianus octonarius: Its type locality is Cottonwood Creek badlands (Bridger B), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.
  • Hadrianus quadratus: Its type locality is Cottonwood Creek badlands (Bridger B), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.
  • Hadrianus robustus: CM 3342, a partial shell. Its type locality is Kennedy's Hole, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Hadrianus tumidus: UNSM 6076, a partial shell (partial plastron).
  • Hadrianus utahensis: CM 2343, a partial shell. Its type locality is South of Kennedy's Hole, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Testudo hadriana: unknown, a partial shell. Its type locality is Cottonwood Creek badlands (Bridger B), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (7: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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