Tiga Island (Pleistocene of New Caledonia)

Where: Lifu, New Caledonia (21.1° S, 167.8° E: paleocoordinates 21.1° S, 167.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; phosphorite

• uplifted reef with phosphatic infillings in the karst

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney, J. C. Balouet, and F. Broin. 1984. New Occurrences of Extinct Meiolaniid Turtles in New Caledonia. American Museum Novitates (2800)1-6 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185432: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 23.04.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudinata - Meiolaniidae
Meiolaniidae indet. Lydekker 1887 turtle
MNHN, fragmentary centrum of a posterior cervical vertebra