Milla 52 (Oligocene to of Costa Rica)

Also known as Testudo costarricensis type locality

Where: Cartago, Costa Rica (10.0° N, 83.6° W: paleocoordinates 8.6° N, 81.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Oligocene to Oligocene (33.9 - 16.0 Ma)

• The specimen is reported to be found loose between volcanic sediments of the Quaternary and Eocene marine deposits; so the Oligocene-Early Miocene age was proposed

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Adan Arce

• National Musuem of Costa Rica, collected by Adan Arce and donated to the museum

Primary reference: A. Segura Paguaga. 1944. Estudio de la primera especie nueva de tortuga fossil de Costa Rica con algunas generalidades sobre el orden Testudines. La Esquela de farmacia 6:9-29 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190141: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 30.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo costarricensis n. sp. Segura Paguaga 1944 turtle
partial shell