• Biology
  • Published 2005

03. The Box Turtle Genus Terrapene (testudines: Emydidae) in the Miocene of the USA

@inproceedings{Holman200503TB,
  title={03. The Box Turtle Genus Terrapene (testudines: Emydidae) in the Miocene of the USA},
  author={Holman and J. Alan and Fritz},
  year={2005}
}
Middle and Late Miocene fossils of the box turtle genus Terrapene are reviewed. The oldest known Terrapene specimens originate from the Medial and Late Barstovian North American Land Mammal Ages of Nebraska. Two nuchal bones from the Egelhoff Local Fauna, Keya Paha County, Nebraska (Medial Barstovian Land Mammal Age, ca 14.5-13.0 million BP) and a left hyoplastron from the Stewart Quarry, Cherry County, Nebraska (Late Barstovian, ca 13.0-11.5 million BP) closely resemble recent Terrapene ornata… CONTINUE READING

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