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Chelonoidis marcanoi Turvey et al. 2017 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 356324

Full reference: S. T. Turvey, J. Almonte, J. Hansford, R. P. Scofield, J. L. Brocca and S. D. Chapman. 2017. A new species of extinct Late Quaternary giant tortoise from Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4277(1):1-16

Belongs to Chelonoidis according to N. A. Albury et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NHMUK PV R 36954, a set of limb elements (Right humerus). Its type locality is Cueva del Papayo, which is in a Pleistocene/Holocene terrestrial horizon in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore