Gefira 2 (=GAS2) (Pliocene of Greece)

Also known as Gephyra

Where: Thessaloniki, Greece (40.7° N, 22.7° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 22.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; unlithified, gray, silty sandstone

• The turtle was found in poorly-consolidated dark grey marly sands

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Sterli in 2015

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• LGPUT, collection of the Laboratory of Geology and Palaeontology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Primary reference: E. Vlachos, J. Sterli, K. Vasileiadou and G. Syrides. 2019. A new species of Mauremys (Testudines, Geoemydidae) from the Late Miocene - Pliocene of Central Macedonia (Northern Greece) with excpetionally wide vertebral scutes. Papers in Palaeontology 5(1):177-195 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 196230: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 09.09.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys aristotelica n. sp. Vlachos et al. 2019 pond turtle
LGPUT GAS 34, partial carapace and plastron