PaleoDB taxon number: 356116
Alternative combinations: Geochelone (Chelonoides) gringorum, Geochelone (Chelonoidis) gringorum, Geochelone gringorum, Testudo gringorum
Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1942. A Miocene tortoise from Patagonia. American Museum Novitates 1209:1-6
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: Amer. Mus. No. 3366 (Fossil Reptile Catalogue), a partial shell (plastron and much of carapace). Its type locality is Testudo gringorum Type Locality, which is in a Miocene fluvial-deltaic sandstone in Argentina.
Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore
Average measurements (in mm): carapace 185.0 x 235.0
Estimated body mass: 969.1 g based on carapace length