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Testudo klettiana Cope 1875 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173147

Alternative combination: Geochelone klettiana

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. Appendix G 1. Report on the geology of that part of northwestern New Mexico examined during the field-season of 1874. Annual Report upon the Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana. Appendix LL. Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1875 2(2):981-1017

Belongs to Testudinidae according to E. Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelone, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Dipsochelys, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Eurotestudo, 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, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys, 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 laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Type specimen: USNM 2127 (holotype), a partial shell (pygal plate). Its type locality is San Ildefonso Pueblo, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in New Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore