Cañadon Hondo, Paso Niemann (Eocene of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.3° S, 67.7° W: paleocoordinates 47.7° S, 58.0° W)

When: Casamayoran SALMA mammal zone, Sarmiento Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: MCNMP, Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales de Mar del Plata, Argentina

Primary reference: F. de Broin and M. de la Fuente. 1993. Les tortues fossiles d'Argentine: synthese [The fossil turtles of Argentina: synthesis]. Annales de Paléontologie (Invertebrés-Vertebrés) 79(3):169-232 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187591: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 03.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Panchelidae
Hydromedusa casamayorensis n. sp. de la Fuente and Bona 2002 sideneck turtle
MCNMP 736b-c, f-h, i-s, u-w; 761, 762, 763, 764; various shell fragments
? Chelus sp. Duméril 1806 sideneck turtle
MCNMP 736a, posterior carapace border