Chelus colombianus (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.2° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.6° N, 72.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Villavieja Formation (Honda Group), Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Wood. 1976. Two new species of Chelus (Testudines: Pleurodira) from the late Tertiary of Northern South America. 435:1-26 [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187592: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 03.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Panchelidae
Chelus colombianus Wood 1976 Chelus colombiana
UCMP 78762, 38851, 38838, GMB 2045A, GMB 2049, GMB 2446, GMB 2085, GMB 2242, GMB 2042, GMB 2089