Grotta di Monte Meana (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (39.1° N, 8.8° E: paleocoordinates 39.1° N, 8.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• It was found partially embedded in a carbonate concretion and provisionally referred to the Pleistocene due to the nature of the concretion.

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Museo Civico di Paleontologia e Speleologia “E. A. Martel”, Carbonia

Primary reference: F. Chesi, M. Delfino, G. L. Pillola, L. Rook, and M. Villani. 2008. A Pleistocene European pond turtle from Sardinia. Corti C. (ed.), 2008. Herpetologia Sardiniae. Societas Herpetologica Italica/Edizioni Belvedere, Latina, “le scienze” 138-141 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190859: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emys obicularis pond turtle
MPSMC 19, complete carapace