Caves in Gibraltar (Cpt. Luard Collection) (Pleistocene of Malta)

Where: Malta (36.1° N, 5.3° W: paleocoordinates 36.1° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Luard in 1865; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. Leith-Adams. 1877. On gigantic land-tortoises and a small freshwater species from the ossiferous caverns of Malta, together with a list of their fossil fauna; and a note on chelonian remains from the rock-cavities of Gibraltar. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 33:177-191 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190861: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudinidae indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
large size