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Cheirogaster Bergounioux 1935 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 268039

Bergounioux (1935) first describes the type species of the genus, Cheirogaster maurini (pp. 78-82), and then describes the new genus (pp. 82-83)

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Full reference: F. M. Bergounioux. 1935. Contribution a l'étude paléontologique des chéloniens: chéloniens fossiles du bassin d'Aquitaine. Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France 25:1-214

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, 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 klettiana, Testudo laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Cheirogaster gigas, Cheirogaster maurini

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Type: Cheirogaster maurini

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore