Ocean View Guest House, 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)

• This specimen, AM F:57984, was found in the deep end of the excavation (on right) in calcarenite that was partially unconsolidated.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; carbonate

• calcarenite that was partially unconsolidated

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Australian Museum

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 185437: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 23.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudinata - Meiolaniidae
Meiolania platyceps Owen 1886 turtle
AM F:57984, most complete skeleton known up to date