UCMP V65152 Mwenrondi 1 (Pliocene of Malawi)

Also known as Chiwondo Beds

Where: Karonga District, Malawi (10.2° S, 34.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.4° S, 33.7° E)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chiwondo Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: "fluv,delta,lacustr,aeolian dep"

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: P. A. Meylan, B.S. Weig, and R. Wood. 1990. Fossil soft-shelled turtles of the Lake Turkana Basin,Africa. Copeia 1:508-528 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185322: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 18.04.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Cycloderma frenatum Peters 1854 softshell turtle