Neumühle bei Weinheim (Oligocene of Germany)

Where: Alzey, Germany (49.6° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 49.0° N, 5.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• "Unterer Meeressand" --Lower Sea Sand. Finds concentrated in two places.

•The highest in the area of ​​the sea sand yielded the remains of a sea turtle shell, below some fragmentary freshwater turtles were salvaged (Google translation)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: found during construction works

Primary reference: H.-V. Karl and G. Tichy. 1999. Zur Taxonomie eines neuen Tribus von Seeschildkröten aus dem Oligozän von Deutschland (Testudines: Chelonioidea). Joannea Geologie und Paläontologie 1:61-77 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189577: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 01.11.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Rupelchelys breitkreutzi n. gen. n. sp.
Rupelchelys breitkreutzi n. gen. n. sp. Karl and Tichy 1999 sea turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx triunguis Forksal 1775 African softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudinidae indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Crocodylia -
? Diplocynodon sp. Pomel 1847 crocodilian