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Hesperotestudo Williams 1950 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 67308

Alternative spellings: Geochelone (Hesperotestudo), Testudo (Hesperotestudo)

Invalid subtaxa: Caudochelys Auffenberg 1963 (no. 366453), Geochelone (Caudochelys) Auffenberg 1963 (no. 173091), Geochelone (Caudochelys) tedwhitei Williams 1953 [nomen dubium] (no. 173102), Testudo tedwhitei Williams 1953 [nomen dubium] (no. 173101)

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to E. Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Dipsochelys, Ergilemys, Eurotestudo, Floridemys, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Homopus, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, Protestudo, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys, Taraschelon, Testudininae, Testudininei, Testudo, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) angusticeps, Hesperotestudo bermudae, Hesperotestudo crassiscutata, Hesperotestudo ducateli, Hesperotestudo gilbertii, Hesperotestudo orthopygia, Hesperotestudo osborniana, Hesperotestudo turgida, Hesperotestudo williamsi

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore