San Buenaventura (Pleistocene of Mexico)

Where: Nealtican, Mexico (19.1° N, 98.4° W: paleocoordinates 19.1° N, 98.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Based on datings of the volcanic ash and organic material, the fossils have an age of 14,000 years

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; volcaniclastic sediments

• pyroclastic deposits and volcanic ash

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1960

• Colección Paleontológica del Centro Regional INAH-Puebla

Primary reference: J. A. Herrera-Flores. 2009. Restos fosiles de tortugas en San Buenaventura Nealtican, Puebla. Acta Zoológica Mexicana 25(3):455-464 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 198281: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 13.12.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Trachemys sp. Agassiz 1857 slider
CRINAHP-1841, left hyoplastron, and CRINAHP-1842, a partial carapace