near Las Tres Pyramides (Oligocene of Peru)

Also known as near Hacienda Ullujaya, near Cerro La Bruja

Where: Ica, Peru (14.6° S, 75.6° W: paleocoordinates 16.2° S, 69.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Pisco Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• Salas-Grizmondi et al. (in an abstract about marine vertabrates of Cuenca Pisco) do not exclude the possibility that the locality belongs to the late Oligocene of the Fm Chilcatay

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Susan Hendrickson and Peter Larson in 1989 and March 1990

• The specimen was perched upon a pedestal on the surface

Primary reference: R. C. Wood, J. Johnson-Gove, E. S. Gaffney and K. F. Maley. 1996. Evolution and Phylogeny of Leatherback Turtles (Dermochelyidae), with Descriptions of New Fossil Taxa. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2(2):266-286 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189536: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 29.10.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Natemys peruvianus n. gen. n. sp.
Natemys peruvianus n. gen. n. sp. Wood et al. 1996 leatherback
Museo de Historia Natural de Lima, uncatalogued