Central |Florida| Phosphate District (Neogene of the United States)

Where: Polk County, Florida (27.1° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 27.3° N, 80.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

• Biochronologic studies suggest that fossils from the Palmetto Fauna are 5.5–5 Ma, approximately contemporaneous with the Gray Fossil Site (Webb and Hulbert, 1986; Tedford et al., 2004; Webb et al., 2008; Hulbert et al., 2009).

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithology not reported

• The paleoenvironment of the region was fluvial, estuarine, and nearshore marine (Webb et al., 2008).

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. R. Bourque and B. W. Schubert. 2015. Fossil musk turtles (Kinosternidae, Sternotherus) from the late Miocene–early Pliocene (Hemphillian) of Tennessee and Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(1):1-19 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190949: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 30.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Sternotherus bonevalleyensis n. sp. Bourque and Schubert 2015 musk turtle