Urumqi (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Xinjiangchelys chowi type locality (species)

Where: Xinjiang, China (43.6° N, 87.3° E: paleocoordinates 43.0° N, 98.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Toutunhe Formation, Callovian (166.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. B. Brinkman, D. A. Eberth, X. Xu, J. M. Clark, and X.-C. Wu. 2013. Turtles from the Jurassic Shishugou Formation of the Junggar Basin, People's Republic of China, with comments on the basicranial region of basal eucryptodires. Morphology and Evolution of Turtles 147-172 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 143409: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 23.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
Xinjiangchelys chowi n. sp. Matzke et al. 2005 turtle
SGP 2000/6 - type (almost complete carapace and right hypoplastron)