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Stylemys nebrascensis Leidy 1851 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105278

Alternative combination: Testudo nebrascensis

Synonyms: Emys culbertsonii Leidy 1852 (no. 65118), Emys hemispherica Leidy 1851 (no. 173013), Emys oweni Leidy 1851 (no. 65128), Geochelone (Caudochelys) ligonia Cope 1873 (no. 173162), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) amphithorax Cope 1873 (no. 173135), Gopherus emiliae Hay 1908 (no. 173156), Gopherus neglectus Brattstrom 1961 (no. 105260), Stylemys amphithorax Cope 1873 (no. 105285), Stylemys neglectus Brattstrom 1961 (no. 105261), Testudo (Hesperotestudo) amphithorax Cope 1873 (no. 173065), Testudo (Hesperotestudo) ligonia Cope 1873 (no. 173012), Testudo amphithorax Cope 1873 (no. 105284), Testudo culbertsonii Leidy 1852 (no. 364098), Testudo emiliae Hay 1908 (no. 173155), Testudo hemispherica Leidy 1851 (no. 364096), Testudo lata Leidy 1851 (no. 173014), Testudo ligonia Cope 1873 (no. 366216), Testudo ligonius Cope 1873 (no. 105286), Testudo oweni Leidy 1851 (no. 364097)

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

Belongs to Stylemys according to E. Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: Stylemys bottii, Stylemys capax, Stylemys frizaciana, Stylemys inusitata, Stylemys karakolensis, Stylemys lindenensis, Stylemys oregonensis, Stylemys pygmea, Testudo niobrarensis

Type specimens:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): carapace 450.0 x 440.9

Estimated body mass: 11.2 kg based on carapace length