Lord Howe Island (Meiolania Old Collection): Pleistocene, Australia

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Meiolaniidae
Meiolania platyceps n. gen., n. sp. Owen 1886
BMNH R675, partial skull
Meiolania minor n. sp. Owen 1886
synonym of Meiolania platyceps
the current disposition of the material is unclear
Ceratochelys sthenurus n. gen., n. sp. Huxley 1887
Huxley 1887
synonym of Meiolania platyceps
see common names

Country:Australia State/province:New South Wales
Coordinates: 31.5° South, 159.1° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:31.5° South, 159.1° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Pleistocene
Age range of interval:2.58800 - 0.01170 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy comments: Found in beach exposures
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:observed (not collected)
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:BMNH
Database number:185430
Authorizer:E. Vlachos Enterer:E. Vlachos
Created:2017-04-23 11:47:12 Last modified:2017-04-23 11:47:12
Access level:the public Released:2017-04-23 11:47:12
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

62172. R. Owen. 1886. Description of Fossil Remains of two Species of a Megalanian Genus (Meiolania, Ow.), from Lord Howe's Island. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 179:181-191 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]

Secondary references:

62178 T. H. Huxley. 1887. Preliminary note on the fossil remains of a chelonian reptile, Ceratochelys sthenurus, from Lord Howe’s Island, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 42:232-238 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]