Hesperotestudo gilbertii Hay 1899 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combinations: Geochelone gilberti, Testudo gilbertii

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1899. On the nomenclature of certain American fossil vertebrates. The American Geologist 24:345-349

Belongs to Hesperotestudo according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1963, Hay 1899, Hay 1902 and Williams 1953

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

Type specimen: KU 1245, a skull (skull and mandible). Its type locality is Testudo gilbertii type locality, which is in a Tortonian/Zanclean terrestrial horizon in the Ogallala Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Testudo gilbertii type locality

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