Viehhausen (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Bavaria, Germany (49.0° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 10.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN5 mammal zone, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Fuchs. 1939. Die Schildkrötenreste aus dem Oberpfälzer Braunkohlentertiär. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 89:57-104 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190946: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 28.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
"Trionyx bohemicus" = Rafetus bohemicus
"Trionyx bohemicus" = Rafetus bohemicus Liebus 1930 softshell turtle
jaegeri (new subspecies)
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
"Chelydra allingensis n. sp." = Chelydropsis murchisoni
"Chelydra allingensis n. sp." = Chelydropsis murchisoni Bell 1836 turtle
BSPG LI 118 (syntype), partial shell consisting of nuchal, two peripherals, two costals and a cervical vertebra; BSPG LI 128 (syntype), partial left carapace; BSPG LI 129 (syntype), right femur; BSPG LI 322 (syntype), right epiplastron; BSPG LI 592 (syntype), left partial hyoplastron in articulation with neighboring peripherals; BSPG LI 593 (syntype), partial skull? and girdle remains; BSPG LI 594 (syntype), six articulated costals and peripherals; BSPG LI 595 (syntype), articulated carapace fragments; BSPG LI 651 (syntype), our peripherals and shattered scapulacoracoid (parts figured in Fuchs 1939, fig. 26).
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Clemmydopsis turnauensis Meyer 1847 turtle
"Ocadia sophiae" = Mauremys sophiae Ammon 1911 pond turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle