Chelus colombianus Apicala (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Tolima, Colombia (4.1° N, 74.7° W: paleocoordinates 3.6° N, 72.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Honda Group, Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; 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 187594: 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 39014, 39024, GMB 1844