Krebshagen, turtle locality (Cretaceous of Germany)

Also known as Maschinenschacht,Schaumburg-Lippe

Where: Lower Saxony, Germany (52.8° N, 9.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.0° N, 17.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

• It is an approximate equivalent to the Wealden Clay unit of the Wealden Formation of SE-England and the “Bernissartian” of SW-Belgium

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Turtle material reposited at the Geoscience Centre of the University of Göttingen, Museum

Primary reference: H.-V. Karl, J. Milan, and G. Tichy. 2012. New shell remains of Peltochelys duchastelli (Dollo, 1884) from Western Europe and the rise of trionychids (Testudines: Trionychoidea). Studia Palaeocheloniologica 4:87-106 [R. Benson/R. Benson/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138299: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 10.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Dorsetochelys typocardium Pérez-García 2014 turtle
GZG.V. 010.404, natural mould with remains of the left pleurals I-II