Bayraktepe -Dutludere section (Miocene of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (40.1° N, 26.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 25.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Dutludere Member (Bayraktepe Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• Fluviatile and lagoonal environments
• yellowish-grey fossil bones collected from upper sandstone level of Dutludere section

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: V. Tuna. 1988. The remains of a fossil Soft-shelled Turtle (Trionyx) from the Bayraktepe area (Turkey). Zoology in the Middle East 2(1):63-67 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189953: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 21.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle