Cañadón Blanco (Niolamia locality) (Eocene of Argentina)

Also known as Roth's locality or Muster Lake

Where: Chubut, Argentina (44.5° S, 68.5° W: paleocoordinates 47.0° S, 58.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, white tuff

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: J. Sterli and M. S. de la Fuente. 2011. Re-description and evolutionary remarks on the Patagonian horned turtle Niolamia argentina Ameghino, 1899 (Testudinata, Meiolaniidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(6):1210-1229 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185027: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 06.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudinata - Meiolaniidae
Niolamia argentina n. sp. Ameghino 1899 turtle
Neotype MLP 26-40, skull and a lower jaw