Cheirogaster Bergounioux 1935 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Bergounioux (1935) first describes the type species of the genus, Cheirogaster maurini (pp. 78-82), and then describes the new genus (pp. 82-83)

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Full reference: F. M. Bergounioux. 1935. Contribution a l'étude paléontologique des chéloniens: chéloniens fossiles du bassin d'Aquitaine. Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France 25:1-214

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

See also Jimenez-Fuentes et al. 1988, Karl 2007, Perez-Garcia and Murelaga 2013, Staesche et al. 2007 and Vlachos et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, 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, 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: Cheirogaster gigas Cheirogaster maurini

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Type: Cheirogaster maurini

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Spain (2 collections)

• Miocene of France (2), Germany (1), Spain (2)

• Oligocene of France (3), Germany (1)

• Eocene of France (3)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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