WU-6 (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Uintah County, Utah (40.1° N, 109.3° W: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 98.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ui2 mammal zone, Uinta Formation, Early/Lower Uintan (46.2 - 40.4 Ma)

• placed at 25 meters in measured section of Townsend et al. 2006. Stratigraphic distribution of upper Middle Eocene vertebrate localities in the eastern Uinta Basin, Utah, with comment on Uintan biostratigraphy. Mountain Geologist 2006 43:115–134.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. F. Smith, J. H. Hutchison, K. E. B. Townsend, B. Adrian and D. Jager. 2017. Morphological variation, phylogenetic relationships, and geographic distribution of the Baenidae (Testudines), based on new specimens from the Uinta Formation (Uinta Basin), Utah (USA). PLoS ONE 12(7):e0180574 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186887: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 07.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Baenidae
Chisternon undatum Leidy 1871 turtle