Barranco de los Mártires, Alcalá de Henares (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as Cerro del Viso

Where: Spain (40.5° N, 3.4° W: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 4.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 6 mammal zone, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Late Aragonian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Pérez-García and E. Vlachos. 2014. New generic proposal for the European Neogene large testudinids (Cryptodira) and the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the medium and large representatives of the European Cenozoic record. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 172:653-719 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144666: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 15.05.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Testudinidae
"Testudo bolivari n. sp." = Titanochelon bolivari
"Testudo bolivari n. sp." = Titanochelon bolivari Hernandez-Pacheco 1917 turtle
The original type material considered as lost was relocated by Perez-Garcia and Vlachos (2014) and a lectotype was designated from this locality. This is the specimen ‘Alcalá 2’, a partial skeleton including most of its shell and numerous appendicular elements, found in 1917. Carapace = MNCN 32773, Plastron = MNCN 32771. At least three individuals are known from this locality.