Navassa Lighthouse (Pleistocene of Haiti)

Where: Navassa, Haiti (18.4° N, 75.0° W: paleocoordinates 18.4° N, 75.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: sinkhole; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by T. Patton, J.C. Dickinson, N. Payne in 1965

• University of Florida

•The tortoise material presently available was all obtained from blocks of a brecciated deposit partially encircling the top of a sink hole near the Navassa lighthouse

Primary reference: W. Auffenberg. 1967. Notes on West Indian Tortoises. Herpetologica 23(1):34-44 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190731: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 14.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Pseudemys sp. Gray 1856 cooter