Gopherus brevisternus Loomis 1909 (gopher tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combinations: Gopherus brevisterna, Testudo brevisterna

Full reference: F. B. Loomis. 1909. Turtles from the upper Harrison beds. American Journal of Science 63:17-26

Belongs to Gopherus according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Bramble 1982 and Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros 2004

Sister taxa: Gopherus (Gopherus), Gopherus (Oligopherus), Gopherus agassizii, Gopherus auffenbergi, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus depressus, Gopherus donlaloi, Gopherus edae, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Gopherus hexagonatus, Gopherus laticuneus, Gopherus mohavensis, Gopherus morafkai, Gopherus polyphemus, Testudo milleri

Type specimen: ACM 2006 (holotype), a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Muddy Creek, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Upper Harrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Muddy Creek

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