Hesperotestudo williamsi Auffenberg 1964 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combination: Geochelone williamsi

Full reference: W. Auffenberg. 1964. A new fossil tortoise from the Texas Miocene, with remarks on the probable geologic history of tortoises in eastern U.S. Pearce-Sellards Series 3(3):3-10

Belongs to Hesperotestudo according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1964

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

Type specimen: TMM 31084-11 (holotype), a shell. Its type locality is Garvin Gully, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Oakville Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Garvin Gully

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