Testudo hexagonata Cope 1893 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1893. A preliminary report on the vertebrate paleontology of the Llano Estacado. Fourth Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas 1892:11-136

Belongs to Testudo according to E. D. Cope 1893

See also Bramble 1982, De La Garza et al. 2018, Hay 1902, Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004 and Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: Testudo (Chersine), Testudo (Stylemys), Testudo amberiacensis, Testudo amiatae, Testudo antakyensis, Testudo antiqua, Testudo atlas, Testudo bosporica, Testudo brevitesta, Testudo brontops, Testudo carinata, Testudo cautleyi, Testudo cernovi, Testudo changshanensis, Testudo chienfutungensis, Testudo costarricensis, Testudo craverii, Testudo denizoti, Testudo despotti, Testudo emys, Testudo escheri, Testudo eurysternum, Testudo floweri, Testudo geometrica, Testudo globosa, Testudo graeca, Testudo hipparionum, Testudo honanensis, Testudo houzei, Testudo hypercostata, Testudo hypselonota, Testudo ibera, Testudo imbricata, Testudo indica, Testudo kalksburgensis, Testudo kenitrensis, Testudo kleinmanni, Testudo larteti, Testudo lunanensis, Testudo lutaria, Testudo margae, Testudo marginata, Testudo marmorum, Testudo nanus, Testudo oughlamensis, Testudo pecorinii, Testudo phosphoritarum, Testudo promarginata, Testudo punjabiensis, Testudo pusilla, Testudo scabra, Testudo semenensis, Testudo shansiensis, Testudo sharanensis, Testudo shensiensis, Testudo shilouensis, Testudo sloanei, Testudo sphaerica, Testudo tarakliensis, Testudo terrestris, Testudo tunhuanensis, Testudo ulanensis, Testudo weissingeri, Testudo yunnanensis

Type specimen: TMM 30967-1817, a partial shell (shell fragments). Its type locality is head of Rock Creek, Mayfield Ranch, which is in an Irvingtonian terrestrial horizon in the Tule Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at head of Rock Creek, Mayfield Ranch

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