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Geochelone Fitzinger 1835 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 37740

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

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 (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: Geochelone (Asterochelys), Geochelone (Geochelone), Geochelone carbonaria, Geochelone chilensis, Geochelone costaricensis, Geochelone crassa, Geochelone demissa, Geochelone elegans, Geochelone elephantopus, Geochelone gigantea, Geochelone insolitus, Geochelone kalganensis, Geochelone laetoliensis, Geochelone nigra, Geochelone oskarkuhni, Geochelone pardalis, Geochelone platynota, Geochelone radiata, Geochelone stromeri, Geochelone sulcata, Geochelone travancorica, Geochelone yniphora

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore