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Testudo atascosae Hay 1902 (gopher tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 54137

Alternative combination: Gopherus atascosae

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1902. Description of two species of extinct tortoises, one new. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 54:383-388

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 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

Type specimen: ANSP. Its type locality is Testudo atascosae type (PROXY), which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore