Rochette près de Lausanne (Oligocene of Switzerland)

Where: Vaud, Switzerland (46.5° N, 6.6° E: paleocoordinates 46.3° N, 3.9° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: MP 29 mammal zone, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Historically considered to be Miocene (Aquitanian), the sediments at Rochette are determined to be MP 29 by Engesser & Modden 1997 and Berger 1998.

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone and coal

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. Hervet. 2004. Systématique du groupe "Palaeochelys sensu lato – Mauremys" (Chelonii, Testudinoidea) du Tertiaire d'Europe occidentale: principaux résultats [Systematic of the "Palaeochelys sensu lato – Mauremys" group (Chelonii, Testudinoidea) from the Tertiary of Western Europe: principal results. Annales de Paléontologie 90(1):13-78 [D. Nicholson/D. Nicholson/D. Nicholson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 178501: authorized by David Nicholson, entered by David Nicholson on 05.05.2016, edited by Patricia Holroyd and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx valdensis n. sp.1 Portis 1882 softshell turtle
Trionyx lorioli n. sp.1 Portis 1882 softshell turtle
Trionyx rocchettiana n. sp.1 Portis 1882 softshell turtle
 Testudines -
"Emys laharpi n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi, "Emys sulcata n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi, "Emys charpentieri n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi, "Emys renevieri n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi
"Emys laharpi n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi Pictet and Humbert 1861 turtle
"Emys sulcata n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi Pictet and Humbert 1861 turtle
"Emys charpentieri n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi Pictet and Humbert 1861 turtle
"Emys renevieri n. sp." = Promalacoclemmys laharpi Pictet and Humbert 1861 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Ptychogaster sp. Pomel 1847 turtle
A number of specimens variously identified as Emys laharpi, Emys gaudini, Cistudo razoumowsky, Cistudo morloti, Emys nicoleti and Cistudo heeri. Specimen numbers mentioned by Hervet 2004 are MGL 8891, 8887, 79042.
 Testudines -
"Emys tuberculata n. sp." = Palaeomauremys tuberculata
"Emys tuberculata n. sp." = Palaeomauremys tuberculata Portis 1882 turtle
Mammalia
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Anthracotherium magnum2 Cuvier 1822 anthracothere