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Emydoidea blandingii Holbrook 1838 (Blanding's turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Emydidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 80527

Alternative combinations: Cistudo blandingii, Emys blandingii

Synonym: Emys twentei Taylor 1943 (taxon 366384)

Belongs to Emydoidea according to E. Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Emydoidea blandingii: ANSP 26123
  • Emys twentei: KU 6478 (holotype), a partial shell (partial carapace). Its type locality is Butler Spring (KU Locality 7), which is in an Irvingtonian sinkhole siltstone/sandstone in the Kingsdown Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): carapace 210.1 x 142.7

Estimated body mass: 1.38 kg based on carapace length