Vallecas (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (40.4° N, 3.7° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 4.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 5 mammal zone, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Late Aragonian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: MNCN

Primary reference: A. Pérez-García and E. Vlachos. 2014. New generic proposal for the European Neogene large testudinids (Cryptodira) and the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the medium and large representatives of the European Cenozoic record. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 172:653-719 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187337: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 21.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Titanochelon bolivari Hernandez-Pacheco 1917 turtle
MNCN collection (six specimens, Figs 10–13) 73209, cervical vertebra; 73210, cervical vertebra; 73211, acromion; 73212, coracoid; 73213, plastron; 73214, carapace;
cf. Paleotestudo antiqua Bronn 1831 turtle
fi ve plates, some of them are complete but others are partial elements, corresponding to the carapace of one or, probably (taking into account the differences in the size and preservation between the specimens),at least two individuals. All of them are numbered as MNCN 49181