Chelonoidis Fitzinger 1835 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: L. Fitzinger. 1835. Entwurf einer systematischen Anordnung der Schildkröten nach den Grundsätzen der natürlichen Methode. Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte 1:104-128

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to N. A. Albury et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Hesperotestudo, Homopus, 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: none

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (9 collections), the Bahamas (5), Bolivia (1), Brazil (3), Cuba (4), the Dominican Republic (7), Ecuador (1), Paraguay (1), Peru (1), Puerto Rico (3)

• Pliocene of Argentina (4)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (4)

• Miocene of Argentina (35), Bolivia (1), Brazil (2), Colombia (4)

• Deseadan of Bolivia (1)

Total: 86 collections including 89 occurrences

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