Geochelone (Chelonoidis) Fitzinger 1835 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative spelling: Chelonioidis

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 D. Riff et al. 2010

See also Albury et al. 2018, Cadena et al. 2015, de Broin and de la Fuente 1993, de la Fuente 1994, de la Fuente et al. 2014, de la Fuente et al. 2018, Fitzinger 1835, Franz and Franz 2009, Manzano et al. 2009, Rhodin et al. 2015, Souberlich and de la Fuente 2011, Turvey et al. 2017, van Dijk et al. 2014, Vlachos 2018 and Zacarias et al. 2013

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 (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: found only at Cueva San José de las Lamas (Cuba) (Quaternary of Cuba)

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