Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) wilsoni Milstead 1956 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combination: Testudo (Hesperotestudo) wilsoni

Full reference: W. W. Milstead. 1956. Fossil turtles of Friesenhahn Cave, Texas, with the description of a new species of Testudo. Copeia 1956(3):162-171

Belongs to Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) according to W. Auffenberg 1963

Sister taxa: Eupachemys, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) angusticeps, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) orthopygia, Hesperotestudo bermudae, Hesperotestudo crassiscutata, Hesperotestudo ducateli, Hesperotestudo gilbertii, Hesperotestudo orthopygia, Hesperotestudo osborniana, Hesperotestudo turgida, Hesperotestudo williamsi, Testudo tedwhitei

Type specimen: TMM No933-3585, a shell (almost complete shell).

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: New Mexico, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (1: Delaware)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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