A few miles from Fort Bridger (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Wyoming (41.3° N, 110.4° W: paleocoordinates 45.3° N, 96.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Bridger Formation, Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

• Probably from the Bridger Formation.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Van A. Carter in 1871; reposited in the ANSP

• COLLECTOR: J. Van A. Carter, (possibly) 1871.

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney. 1972. The systematics of the North American family Baenidae (Reptilia, Cryptodira). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 147(5):245-312 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 128447: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 09.06.2012, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Baenidae
"Baena undata n. sp." = Chisternon undatum
"Baena undata n. sp." = Chisternon undatum Leidy 1871 turtle
ANSP 10040 (Leidy, 1873, pl. 14), a partial shell.
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
Trionyx guttatus5 Leidy 1869 turtle
Many fragments, both of the carapace and plastron of soft-shelled turtles, collected during Professor Hayden's expedition of 1870, and subsequently bj' Drs. Carter and Corson at various localities in the vicinity of Fort Bridger, appear to be referable to the same species as the above
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo corsoni" = Hadrianus corsoni5, "Emys carteri n. sp." = Hadrianus corsoni4
"Testudo corsoni" = Hadrianus corsoni5 Leidy 1871 turtle
Some of them had been previously collected by Drs. Corson and Carter, and others were found during our explorations of the buttes near Fort Bridger
"Emys carteri n. sp." = Hadrianus corsoni4 Leidy 1871 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
"Emys jeanesi n. sp." = Echmatemys jeanesi2, "Emys haydeni n. sp." = Echmatemys haydeni2, "Emys stevensonianus n. sp." = Echmatemys stevensoniana3
"Emys jeanesi n. sp." = Echmatemys jeanesi2 Leidy 1870 turtle
USNM 962 (holotype), a partial shell (Leidy 1873, pl. 10; Hay 1908, figs. 392, 393).
"Emys haydeni n. sp." = Echmatemys haydeni2 Leidy 1870 turtle
USNM 109 (holotype), a partial carapace
"Emys stevensonianus n. sp." = Echmatemys stevensoniana3 Leidy 1870 turtle
USNM 963 (anterior lobe), 965 (partial carapace), 967 (anterior lobe) (syntype series) (Leidy 1873, pl. 9.2–4)
 Testudines - Panemydidae
"Emys wyomingensis n. sp." = Chrysemys wyomingensis1
"Emys wyomingensis n. sp." = Chrysemys wyomingensis1 Leidy 1869 pond turtle
ANSP 9777, epiplastron
 Testudines - Adocidae
"Baptemys wyomingensis n. gen. n. sp." = Adocus wyomingensis3
"Baptemys wyomingensis n. gen. n. sp." = Adocus wyomingensis3 Leidy 1869 turtle
ANSP 10074, partial shell
Mammalia
 Primates - Omomyidae
Omomys carteri n. gen. n. sp.1
Omomys carteri n. gen. n. sp.1 Leidy 1869 primate