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Testudo carolina Linnaeus 1758 (box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53094

Synonyms: Cistudo eurypygia Cope 1870 (no. 100159), Terrapene bulverda Hay 1920 (no. 100174), Terrapene canaliculata Hay 1907 (no. 100137), Terrapene eurypygia Cope 1870 (no. 96386), Terrapene llanensis Oelrich 1953 (no. 100181), Terrapene singletoni Gilmore 1927 (no. 100141), Testudo munda Hay 1920 (no. 173141)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Terrapene according to W. G. Joyce et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Terrapene coahuila, Terrapene corneri, Terrapene culturalia, Terrapene impensa, Terrapene klauberi, Terrapene marnochi, Terrapene nelsoni, Terrapene ornata, Terrapene parornata, Terrapene whitneyi, Cistudo mexicana

Subtaxa: Testudo carolina bauri, Testudo carolina carolina, Testudo carolina longinsulae, Testudo carolina major, Testudo carolina putnami, Testudo carolina triunguis

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore