Gallinas River region (Eocene of the United States)

Where: New Mexico (35.2° N, 104.9° W: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 89.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Wasatchian (55.8 - 50.3 Ma)

• 'Wasatch Eocene'

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. P. Hay. 1908. The fossil turtles of North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 75:1-568 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131867: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 31.07.2012, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
Plastomenus communis n. sp. Cope 1875 turtle
USNM 1132, holotype partial shell (the distal ends of a number of costal plates and a portion of the left hyoplastron)
Plastomenus serialis n. sp. Cope 1877 turtle
Types lost (Hay 1908), costal fragments (Cope 1877a, pl. 25.8–10)
Plastomenus corrugatus n. sp. Cope 1875 turtle
Trionyx radulus n. sp. Cope 1875 turtle
USNM 2581, type specimens
Trionyx cariosus n. sp. Cope 1875 turtle
AMNH 2575, holotype shell fragments found by Professor Cope in 1874 along the Gallinas River
Plastomenus catenatus n. sp. Cope 1875 turtle
USNM 1138, holotype costal plate fragment
? Plastomenus fractus n. sp. Cope 1875 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
"Emys lativertebralis n. sp." = Echmatemys lativertebralis, "Emys cibollensis n. sp." = Echmatemys cibollensis
"Emys lativertebralis n. sp." = Echmatemys lativertebralis Cope 1877 turtle
USNM 2576 (holotype), shell fragments constituting an almost complete shell
"Emys cibollensis n. sp." = Echmatemys cibollensis Cope 1877 turtle
USNM 2578 (holotype), shell fragments