Hesperotestudo equicomes Hay, 1917:41

Kansas tortoise




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Testudo equicomes Hay, 1917:41


Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Kansas & Nebraska, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hay, O. P. (1917). On a collection of fossil vertebrates made by Dr. F.W. Dragin in the Equus beds of Kansas. Kansas University Science Bulletin 10: 39-51.


Other references:

Turtle Extinctions Working Group et al. (2015). Turtles and Tortoises of the World During the Rise and Global Spread of Humanity: First Checklist and Review of Extinct Pleistocene and Holocene Chelonians. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5: 1-66.


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