ForĂȘt de Lect, pres de Moirans (Lect Forest) (Jurassic of France)

Where: Jura, France (46.4° N, 5.6° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 14.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Gravesia gigas ammonoid zone, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• "...terrain jurassique superieur (Portlandien?)" (Pictet and Humbert, 1857, p. 2)

•"The age of the locality is Lower Tithonian, Gigas Zone, is give by the presence of Gravesia gigas (see Etallon, 1857)" (Lapparent de Broin et al. 1996)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in <1857

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney. 1975. A taxonomic revision of the Jurassic turtles Portlandemys and Plesiochelys. American Museum Novitates 2574:1-19 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137799: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 19.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
Plesiochelys etalloni n. sp. Pictet and Humbert 1857 turtle
MAJ 2005-11-1, a shell missing a large part of the carapace medially