Atahualpa Q3 Isla (Pleistocene of Ecuador)

Also known as At Q3 Isla

Where: Santa Elena, Ecuador (2.3° S, 80.8° W: paleocoordinates 2.4° S, 80.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Part of the paleontological collection at the Universidad Estatal de la Peninsula de Santa Elena (UPSE), La Libertad, Santa Elena Province, Ecuador

Primary reference: E. Cadena, J. Abella, and M. D. Gregori. 2017. New findings of Pleistocene fossil turtles (Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae and Chelydridae) from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador. PeerJ (e3215)1-15 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185514: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 26.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon sp. von Spix 1824 mud turtle
Carapace: UPSE-T0022, T0023 and T0025
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Chelydra sp. Schweigger 1812 Snapping turtle
Carapace: UPSE-T0003
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Rhinoclemmys sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
Carapace: UPSE-T0001, T0002, T0012, T0015, T0018, T0019, T0021. Plastron: UPSE-T0006, T0008, T0009, T0010