Geochelone stromeri Meylan and Auffenberg 1986 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: P. Meylan and W. Auffenberg. 1986. New land tortoises (Testudines: Testudinidae) from the Miocene of Africa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 86:279-307

Belongs to Geochelone according to P. Meylan and W. Auffenberg 1986

Sister taxa: Geochelone (Asterochelys), Geochelone (Geochelone), Geochelone carbonaria, Geochelone chilensis, Geochelone costaricensis, Geochelone crassa, Geochelone demissa, Geochelone elegans, Geochelone elephantopus, Geochelone gigantea, Geochelone insolitus, Geochelone kalganensis, Geochelone laetoliensis, Geochelone nigra, Geochelone oskarkuhni, Geochelone pardalis, Geochelone platynota, Geochelone radiata, Geochelone sulcata, Geochelone travancorica, Geochelone yniphora

Type specimen: SAM-L-13721, a partial shell. Its type locality is Lang. E Quarry-Pel.Phos.Mbr., which is in a Miocene/Pliocene coastal sandstone in the Varswater Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Lang. E Quarry-Pel.Phos.Mbr.

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