"Trader Nick's", Lord Howe Island (Pleistocene of Australia)

Where: New South Wales, Australia (31.5° S, 159.1° E: paleocoordinates 31.5° S, 159.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; carbonate

• The calcarenite here is without apparent bedding (although the exposures that could be examined were very limited) and varies from unconsolidated sand to indurated sandstone. The work of the 1980 AMNH-AM expedition substantiated earlier reports that the bones were found in the dark brown soil layer. This soil may represent a "lag deposit" ofbone that has survived weathering of the calcarenite to become concentrated in the soil layer.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney. 1983. The cranial morphology of the extinct horned turtle, Meiolania platyceps, from the Pleistocene of Lord Howe Island, Australia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 175(4):361-4880 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185436: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 23.04.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudinata - Meiolaniidae
Meiolania platyceps Owen 1886 turtle
AMNH: 20925-20975, various elements