Homopus Duméril and Bibron 1834 (cape tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Frank and Ramus 1996, Lydekker 1889 and Meylan and Auffenberg 1986

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Hesperotestudo, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, Platysterninae, Protestudo, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys, Stylemys calaverensis, Taraschelon, Testudininae, Testudininei, Testudinites sellovii, Testudo, Testudo annae, Testudo atascosae, Testudo castrensis, Testudo cultrata, Testudo exornata, Testudo formosa, Testudo francisi, Testudo hayi, Testudo klettiana, Testudo laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Homopus comptoni Homopus fenestratus Homopus scutella

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of South Africa (1 collection)

• Neogene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Namibia (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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