Chersine Merrem 1820 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Chersine Merrem, 1820 is not the same as Chersina Gray, 1831

Synonym: Eurotestudo Lapparent de Broin et al. 2006 [objective synonym]

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to R. Bour and A. Ohler 2008

See also Lapparent de Broin et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, 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: Chersine hermanni Chersine lunellensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (2 collections), Greece (3), Italy (5), Spain (14)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Italy (1)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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