Charitemys captans type locality (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Montana (47.9° N, 110.4° W: paleocoordinates 55.1° N, 76.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Judith River Formation (Montana Group), Middle Campanian to Middle Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• Judith River deposits..." (Hay 1908 p. 98). Presumably Judith River Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Sternberg and Isaac in 1876; reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ)

• Collectors: Sternberg and Isaac in 1876 for E. D. Cope (Hay, 1908, p. 98).

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 128455: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 09.06.2012, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Baenidae
"Charitemys captans n. gen. n. sp." = Neurankylus eximius2
"Charitemys captans n. gen. n. sp." = Neurankylus eximius2 Lambe 1902 turtle
AMNH 6098 (type of Charitemys captans Hay, 1908, pp. 98-100, figs. 93-95), fragments of plastron and carapace
 Testudines -
Polythorax missuriensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Polythorax missuriensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Cope 1876 turtle
Note: Cope doesn't give the locality, but based on Hay (1908) it should from the same area as Charitemys