Cosquin River (Pliocene of Argentina)

Also known as near Villa Bustos, Sierra Chica

Where: Cordoba, Argentina (31.3° S, 64.5° W: paleocoordinates 31.4° S, 63.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Montehermosan/Chapadmalalan mammal zone, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: La Plata Museum, Argentina

Primary reference: M. S. de la Fuente. 1992. Las tortugas Chelidae del Terciario superior y Cuaternario del territorio argentino. Ameghiniana 29(3):211-229 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189509: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 24.10.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Chelonoidis cf. chilensis Gray 1870 Chaco tortoise
 Testudines - Panchelidae
Acanthochelys cosquinensis n. sp. de la Fuente 1992 sideneck turtle
Type material. MLP 77-V-12-1 (holotype), a partial skeleton consisting of the carapace, plastron, two cervical vertebrae, dor- sal vertebra I, and the left humerus (de la Fuente 1992, fig. 1.1–5)