Cerro del Otero (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (42.0° N, 4.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.2° N, 5.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 7/8 mammal zone, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• 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 187339: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 21.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Titanochelon bolivari Hernandez-Pacheco 1917 turtle
Specimens collected in 1911 (five specimens, Fig. 16): 39040, right humerus; 39041, costal fragment; 39042, left humerus; 39043, costal fragment; 39193, osteoderm. Specimens collected in 1921 (43 specimens, Figs 17– 19): 23827, metacarpal; 23828, metatarsal; 23829, meta- tarsal; 23830, osteoderm; 23831, ungual; 23832, ungual; 23833, ungual; 23834, ungual; 23835, intermedium; 23836, intermedium; 23837, metacarpal; 23838, meta- carpal; 23839, caudal vertebra; 23840, caudal verte- bra; 23841, caudal vertebra; 23842, caudal vertebra; 23843–23856, osteoderms; 23857, tibia; 23858, scapula; 23860, carpal complex; 23866, right humerus; 32762, anterior lobe of plastron; 38935, femur; 63878, osteoderm; 63879, osteoderm; 63880, osteoderm; 63881, humerus diaphysis; 69668, caudal vertebra; 69682, left humerus; 74023, anterior carapace; 74024, anterior lobe and left bridge.