Illescas (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (40.1° N, 3.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 5.0° 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 187345: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 21.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Titanochelon bolivari Hernandez-Pacheco 1917 turtle
MNCN collection (one specimen, Fig. 23F) 47969, anterior lobe of a plastron of juvenile
Paleotestudo antiqua Bronn 1831 turtle
shell that preserves a high percentage of the plastron plates; and the internal mold of its carapace, STUS 14244,