Also known as Hohenheven
Where: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany (47.8° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 48.1° N, 7.4° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: MN8 mammal zone, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)
• both radiometric dating and mammalian biochronology support an absolute age of the Hohenhowen fossils of about 13 Ma (MN8, middle Miocene).
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gypsum
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: quarrying,
• FFSM, Furstlich Furstenbergisches Sammlung Donaueschingen, Donaueschingen, Germany; MT, Museum de Toulouse, Toulouse, France; SMF, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; SMNS, Staatliches Museum fu¨r Naturkunde Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; UFGC, University of Freiburg, Geological Collections, Freiburg, Germany.
•It is worth noting that the authors revisited Hohenhowen several times and were unable to relocate the original quarry, which appears to have been covered by more recent landslides and is now overgrown by forest. This is a poignant reminder that fossil localities do not necessarily last forever.
Primary reference: J. A. Corsini, M. Bohme, and W. J. Joyce. 2014. Reappraisal of Testudo antiqua (Testudines, Testudinidae) from the Miocene of Hohenhöwen, Germany. Journal of Paleontology 88(5):948-966 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 190754: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 16.12.2017
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