Chishapai, Hokou (IVPP Loc. 63084) (Paleocene of China)

Also known as Mongolemys australis type

Where: Guangdong, China (25.2° N, 114.4° E: paleocoordinates 25.8° N, 109.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Shanghu Formation, Early/Lower Paleocene (66.0 - 61.7 Ma)

• Originally described as from the lower part of the Lofochai Formation

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by IVPP in 1962-1963; reposited in the IVPP

Primary reference: H.-K. Yeh. 1974. Cenozoic chelonian fossils from Nanhsiung, Kwangtung. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 12(1):26-37 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140378: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 09.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Lindholmemydidae
"Mongolemys australis n. sp." = Elkemys australis
"Mongolemys australis n. sp." = Elkemys australis Yeh 1974 turtle
IVPP V3107 - type (posterior two-thirds of carapace and plastron = field number 63084.6)