Stylemys Leidy 1851 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1851. [Description of a new fossil tortoise from Nebraska territory]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 5:172-173

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to E. Vlachos 2018

See also Auffenberg 1964, Auffenberg 1971, Carroll 1988, Case 1936, Cope 1884, Cope 1891, de la Fuente et al. 2014, Galbreath 1953, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Hutchison 1992, Hutchison 1996, Joyce et al. 2004, Lambe 1908, Leidy 1858, Leidy 1869, Lydekker 1889, Meylan and Sterrer 2000 and Wall and Maddox 1998

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Hesperotestudo, Homopus, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, Platysterninae, Protestudo, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys calaverensis, Taraschelon, Testudininae, Testudininei, Testudinites sellovii, Testudo, Testudo annae, Testudo atascosae, Testudo castrensis, Testudo cultrata, Testudo exornata, Testudo formosa, Testudo francisi, Testudo hayi, Testudo klettiana, Testudo laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Stylemys bottii Stylemys capax Stylemys frizaciana Stylemys inusitata Stylemys karakolensis Stylemys nebrascensis Stylemys oregonensis Stylemys pygmea Testudo niobrarensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection), United States (5: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: South Dakota)

• Arikareean of United States (2: California, Oregon)

• Oligocene of Kyrgyzstan (1), United States (12: Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Mexico (1), United States (6: Colorado, Nebraska)

Total: 31 collections including 37 occurrences

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