Linqu turtle locality (Eocene of China)

Also known as Linchu

Where: Shandong, China (36.5° N, 118.5° E: paleocoordinates 37.7° N, 111.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Niushan Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Primary reference states age as Early/Lower Oligocene but more recent literature uses Early Eocene.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Z.-W. Cheng. 1961. A new ansterine turtle from Linchu, Shanting. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 5(3):273-277 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 154958: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 24.03.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Carettochelyidae
"Anosteira shantungensis n. sp." = Anosteira mongoliensis
"Anosteira shantungensis n. sp." = Anosteira mongoliensis Gilmore 1931 turtle
Skull and partial carapace