Hesperotestudo ducateli Collins and Lynn 1936 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combinations: Geochelone ducateli, Geochelone ducatelli, Testudo (Hesperotestudo) ducatelli, Testudo ducateli

Full reference: R. L. Collins and W. G. Lynn. 1936. Fossil Turtles from Maryland. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 76(2):151-173

Belongs to Hesperotestudo according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1963, Williams 1953 and Zug 2001

Sister taxa: Eupachemys, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) angusticeps, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) orthopygia, Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) wilsoni, Hesperotestudo bermudae, Hesperotestudo crassiscutata, Hesperotestudo gilbertii, Hesperotestudo orthopygia, Hesperotestudo osborniana, Hesperotestudo turgida, Hesperotestudo williamsi, Testudo tedwhitei

Type specimen: USNM 13783, a shell (partial plastron). Its type locality is Chesapeake Beach Road Cut, Zone 10, which is in a Langhian marine horizon in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Chesapeake Beach Road Cut, Zone 10

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