Cymatholcus schucherti Hay 1899

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combination: Hadrianus schucherti

Synonyms: Cymatholcus longus Clark 1932, Cymotholcus longus Clark 1932

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1899. Descriptions of two new species of tortoise from the Tertiary of the United States. Proceedings of the US National Museum 22(1181):21-24

Belongs to Cymatholcus according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1963, Clark 1932, Hay 1899, Hay 1902 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Cymatholcus schucherti: USNM 4046, a partial shell. Its type locality is Melvin, southeast of, which is in a Priabonian marginal marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Yazoo Formation of Alabama.
  • Cymatholcus longus: CM 11891 (holotype), a partial skeleton (partial shell and associated limb elements). Its type locality is Hoot Owl Canyon, which is in a Duchesnean terrestrial sandstone in the Duchesne River Formation of Utah.

Distribution: found only at Melvin, southeast of

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