Hato Nuevo tar pit (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Where: Matanzas, Cuba (22.9° N, 80.9° W: paleocoordinates 23.0° N, 80.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: tar; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. E. Dickerson, P. J. Bermudez in 1933; reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: E. E. Williams. 1950. Testudo cubensis and the evolution of western hemisphere tortoises. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 95(1):1-36 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190670: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 13.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo cubensis" = Chelonoidis cubensis
"Testudo cubensis" = Chelonoidis cubensis Leidy 1868 turtle
AMNH, shell fragments