Near Mount Olive (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Duplin County, North Carolina (35.2° N, 78.1° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 75.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• Miocene

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part II. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:105-235 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131942: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 02.08.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
Trionyx buiei n. sp. Cope 1870 turtle
In the original description of this species Professor Cope stated that it was represented by numerous costal bones in a more or less fragmentary condition. Of these fragments only a single one has been recognized in the Cope Collection in the American Museum of Natural History