Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) angusticeps Matthew 1924 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

named as a new subspecies at first

Alternative combinations: Testudo (Hesperotestudo) angusticeps, Testudo angusticeps

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1924. Third contribution to the Snake Creek Fauna. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 50:59-210

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

See also Milstead 1956 and Williams 1953

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

Type specimen: AMNH 6295, a skull. Its type locality is Thomson Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Sheep Creek Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Thomson Quarry

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