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Testudo milleri Brattstrom 1961 (gopher tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105235

Full reference: B. H. Brattstrom. 1961. Some new fossil tortoises from western North America with remarks on the zoogeography and paleoecology of tortoises. Journal of Paleontology 35(3):543-560

Belongs to Gopherus according to E. Vlachos 2018

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

Type specimen: UCMP 21574, a shell (shell)

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): carapace 347.0 x 262.6

Estimated body mass: 5.47 kg based on carapace length