Braunschweig-Broitzem (Allopleuron locality) (Cretaceous of Germany)

Where: Lower Saxony, Germany (52.1° N, 10.3° E: paleocoordinates 41.9° N, 10.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Oerlinghausen Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Hildesheim Collection, Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany

Primary reference: H.-V. Karl, E. Groning, and C. Brauckmann. 2012. New materials of the giant sea turtle Allopleuron (Testudines: Chelonioidea) from the marine Late Cretaceous of Central Europe and the Palaeogene of Kazakhstan. Studia Palaeocheloniologica 4:153-173 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138297: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 10.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Cheloniidae
"Allopleuron cf. hofmanni" = Allopleuron hoffmanni
"Allopleuron cf. hofmanni" = Allopleuron hoffmanni Gray 1831 sea turtle
Proximal fragment of scapula; no catalogue number