Testudo atascosae type (PROXY) (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Atascosa County, Texas (28.9° N, 98.5° W: paleocoordinates 29.0° N, 97.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• none given. Museum labels claims "Miocene" but Hay says it is probably Pliocene.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: collected by E. W. Marnock

Primary reference: O. P. Hay. 1902. Description of two species of extinct tortoises, one new. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 54:383-388 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34388: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.08.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo atascosae n. sp. Hay 1902 turtle