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Chelonoidis australis Moreno 1889 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 351851

Alternative combination: Testudo australis

Synonyms: Chelonoidis santafecina Agnolin 2004 [objective synonym] (no. 364438), Testudo praestans Rovereto 1914 (no. 105268)

Full reference: F. P. Moreno. 1889. Breve reseņa de los progresos del Museo de la Plata, durante el segundo semestre de 1888. Boletin del Museo de La Plata 2:1-44

Belongs to Chelonoidis according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Chelonoidis australis: MLP 26-400, a partial shell. Its type locality is Monte Hermoso, which is in a Montehermosan terrestrial siltstone in the Monte Hermoso Formation of Argentina.
  • Chelonoidis santafecina: MACN 5195, a partial shell. Its type locality is Monte Hermoso, which is in a Montehermosan terrestrial siltstone in the Monte Hermoso Formation of Argentina.
  • Testudo praestans: MACN 5195, a partial shell. Its type locality is Monte Hermoso, which is in a Montehermosan terrestrial siltstone in the Monte Hermoso Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore