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Stylemys karakolensis Riabinin 1927 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105292

Full reference: A. Riabinin. 1927. [A new chelonian of the lower Tertiary of the surroundings of Lac Issyk]. Izvestiya Geologicheskogo Komiteta 46:193-199

Belongs to Stylemys according to W. Auffenberg 1964

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is near Karakol, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial conglomerate in Kyrgyzstan

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore