Tiupampa "turtle cemetery" (Paleocene of Bolivia)

Where: Mizque, Bolivia (18.0° S, 65.6° W: paleocoordinates 20.7° S, 52.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Santa Lucía Formation, Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

• An undetermined number of specimens have been collected by Bolivian geologists, some of them photographed and stored in the MHNC. Just two isolated pieces from this area have been brought to Paris for study including an isolated fully adult skull (in preparation).

Primary reference: F. de Broin. 1991. Fossil Turtles from Bolivia. In SUAREZ-SORUCO, R. (Ed.) (eds.), FOSILES Y FACIES DE BOLIVIA ·VOL. 1 VERTEBRADOS, Revista Técnica de YPFB 12(34):509-527 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190370: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 06.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Podocnemidoidae
? Roxochelys vilavilensis de Broin 1971 sideneck turtle
several shells