Hesperotestudo

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Hesperotestudo
Temporal range: Miocene-Pleistocene
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Hesperotestudo
Williams, 1950

Hesperotestudo is an extinct genus of turtle that lived from the Miocene to the Pleistocene. Its remains are known from North America, Central America and Bermuda.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meylan, P. A.; Sterrer, W. (January 2000). "Herperotestudo (Testudines: Testudinidae) from the Pleistocene of Bermuda, with comments on the phylogenetic position of the genus". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 128 (1): 51–76. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2000.tb00649.x. 
  2. ^ Olson, S. L.; Meylan, P. A. (December 2009). "A Second Specimen of the Pleistocene Bermuda Tortoise, Hesperotestudo bermudae Meylan and Sterrer". Chelonian Conservation and Biology 8 (2): 211–212. doi:10.2744/CCB-0766.1. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
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