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Hesperotestudo crassiscutata (Leidy)

Thick-shielded Tortoise (Hesperotestudo crassiscutata)

The Thick-shielded Tortoise is known from fossil remains that can bedated to an Late Pleistocene to the earliest Holocene age, about 9500 BC, so falls just into the timespan that is covered by this blog.

The carapace of this rather large form reached a length of over 1 m.


edited: 06.09.2020