Chisternon undatum Leidy 1871 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Baenidae

Alternative combination: Baena undata

Synonyms: Baena gigantea Gilmore 1915, Baena hebraica Cope 1871, Chisternon hebraicum Cope 1871

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1871. Remarks on fossil vertebrates from Wyoming. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 23(2):228-229

Belongs to Chisternon according to W. G. Joyce and T. R. Lyson 2015

See also Cope 1871, Cope 1873, Cope 1882, Cope 1884, Gaffney 1972, Gilmore 1915, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Leidy 1871, Leidy 1873, Osborn et al. 1878 and Perea et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Chisternon undatum: ANSP 10040, a partial shell (plastron lacking the anterior portion of the anterior lobe). Its type locality is A few miles from Fort Bridger, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Baena gigantea: CM 3441, a shell. Its type locality is Wagonhound Canyon (Uinta B2), which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Baena hebraica: USNM 2275, a partial shell (two-thirds of the anterior portion of the carapace and the plastron). Its type locality is Cottonwood Creek badlands (Bridger B), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (12: Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 12 collections including 13 occurrences

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