Lirio Cave (Holocene of Puerto Rico)

Where: Mona Island, Puerto Rico (18.1° N, 67.9° W: paleocoordinates 18.1° N, 67.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by H.E. Anthony, G.G. Goodwin in 1926; reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: E. E. Williams. 1952. A new fossil tortoise from Mona Island, West-Indies, and a tentative arrangement of the tortoises of the world. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 99(9):545-560 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190712: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 14.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo (Monachelys) monensis n. sp." = Chelonoidis monensis
"Testudo (Monachelys) monensis n. sp." = Chelonoidis monensis Williams 1952 turtle
AMNH 1969, first dorsal vertebra; AMNH 1935, first dorsal vertebra; AMNH 1936, various elements