Preschen (Miocene of Czech Republic)

Also known as Břestány

Where: Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic (50.6° N, 13.8° E: paleocoordinates 50.8° N, 12.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: MN3 mammal zone, Most Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: G. C. Laube. 1900. Neue Schildkröten und Fische aus der böhmischen Braunkohlenformation. Abhandlungen des Deutschen Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins für Böhmen 2:37-56 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185325: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 18.04.2017, edited by Evangelos Vlachos and Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

 Caudata - Urodela
Andrias bohemicus n. sp.2 Laube 1897 giant salamander
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx aspidiformis n. sp., Trionyx preschenensis n. sp., "Trionyx bohemicus n. sp." = Rafetus bohemicus1, Trionyx elongatus n. sp.1
Trionyx aspidiformis n. sp. Laube 1900 softshell turtle
NMP 36675 (holotype), external imprint of a carapace, missing the posterior left side
Trionyx preschenensis n. sp. Laube 1900 softshell turtle
NMP 20205 (holotype), negative and positive imprints of an almost complete carapace, along with remains of the hyo-hypoplastron
"Trionyx bohemicus n. sp." = Rafetus bohemicus1 Liebus 1930 softshell turtle
Trionyx elongatus n. sp.1 Liebus 1930 softshell turtle
NMP 1488 (syntype), a carapace
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Chelydra argillarum n. sp. Laube 1900 turtle
SNSD-MMG CsT 611 (holotype), poorly preserved partial skeleton of a juvenile on a single slab of rock