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Terrapene ornata Agassiz 1857 (Western box turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 90479

Alternative combination: Cistudo ornata

Synonyms: Terrapene longinsulae Hay 1909 (no. 100127), Terrapene whitneyi Hay 1916 (no. 100171)

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1857. Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America. First Monograph. Vol. I. Part I. Essay on Classi cation. Part II. North American Testudinata. 1-452

Belongs to Terrapene according to E. Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: Cistudo marnochii, Terrapene bulverda, Terrapene carolina, Terrapene coahuila, Terrapene corneri, Terrapene eurypygia, Terrapene hibernaculum, Terrapene impensa, Terrapene impressa, Terrapene klauberi, Terrapene nelsoni, Terrapene parornata, Terrapene putnami, Terrapene singletoni, Cistudo major, Cistudo triunguis, Cistudo mexicana

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): carapace 104.2 x 88.2, shell 134.1 x 108.0

Estimated body mass: 199.4 g based on carapace length