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Testudo cubensis and the evolution of western hemisphere tortoises. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 95, article 1

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Ernest E. (Ernest Edward) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T14:43:03Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T14:43:03Z
dc.date.issued 1950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/985
dc.description 36 p., 8 p. of plates : ill., map ; 27 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-36). en_US
dc.description.abstract "One. †Testudo cubensis Leidy is redefined and redescribed. 2. A grouping and phylogeny of the New World testudines are attempted. 3. The species claticunea Cope, †praeextans Lambe, †obrevisterna Loomis, †vaga Hay, †iemiliae Hay, †pansa Hay, †rinusitata Hay, †edae Hay, †shollandi Hay, †undabuna Loomis, †amohavense Merriam, †copei Koerner, †turgida Cope, †riggsi Hibbard, †Mcampester Hay, †hexagonata Cope, †eocalana Hay, †incisa Hay, and †lhayi Sellards, formerly placed in the genus Testudo, are here allocated to Gopherus. The species †canyonensis Johnston, placed by its author in the monotypic genus †Bysmachelys, is also referred to Gopherus. †Hadrianus ?scucherti Hay is placed in the genus †Cymatholcus Clark. 4. Testudo cubensis is regarded as an early offshoot of a Central American stock that gave rise to the three living Neotropical tortoises. 5. Subgeneric separation is suggested for the Neotropical tortoises (including lcubensis) under the name Chelonoidis Fitzinger, 1835, and for the very distinct group of Nearctic tortoises typified by †T. osborniana under the name †Hesperotestudo, new subgenus. 6. The name †Bystra Hay, 1916, preoccupied by a genus of Hymenoptera, is replaced by †Floridemys, new name"--P. 32. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : [American Museum of Natural History] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 95, article 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.95, art.1, 1950 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Testudo cubensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Testudinidae -- Evolution -- Western Hemisphere. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil -- West Indies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Testudinidae -- Western Hemisphere en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- West Indies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Evolution -- Western Hemisphere. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Western Hemisphere en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Pleistocene -- West Indies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- West Indies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cenozoic -- Western Hemisphere. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Western Hemisphere. en_US
dc.title Testudo cubensis and the evolution of western hemisphere tortoises. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 95, article 1 en_US
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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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