Glyptops plicatulus type locality: presumably Garden Park near CaƱon City (Jurassic to of the United States)

Where: Fremont County, Colorado (38.5° N, 105.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 52.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Morrison Formation, Kimmeridgian to Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 145.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by O.W. Lucas, one of Cope's collectors in 1876 or 1877; reposited in the CM, UNSM, YPM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney. 1979. The Jurassic turtles of North America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 162(3):95-135 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137746: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 19.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
"Compsemys plicatulus n. sp." = Glyptops plicatulus
"Compsemys plicatulus n. sp." = Glyptops plicatulus Cope 1877 turtle
Holotype AMNH 6099