Fosso Merlaccione (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Tuscany, Italy (42.9° N, 11.6° E: paleocoordinates 42.0° N, 9.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Museo di Paleontologia dell’Università di Modena

Primary reference: D. Pantanelli. 1893. Testudo amiatae n. sp. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali 12:128-138 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190851: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo amiatae n. sp. Pantanelli 1893 turtle
MPUM 25, almost complete shell