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Stylemys capax Hay 1908 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105280

Synonym: Stylemys conspecta Hay 1908 (taxon 105282)

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1908. The fossil turtles of North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 75:1-568

Belongs to Stylemys according to E. Vlachos 2018

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

Type specimens:

  • Stylemys capax: Its type locality is John Day (non-specific), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the John Day Formation of Oregon
  • Stylemys conspecta: AMNH 1358 (holotype), a shell. Its type locality is John Day (non-specific), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the John Day Formation of Oregon.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore