Badlands of South Bitter Creek (Cope Collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Emys septarius type locality

Where: Sweetwater County, Wyoming (41.7° N, 109.0° W: paleocoordinates 45.5° N, 95.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Bridger Formation, Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. D. Cope

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. On the extinct Vertebrata of the Eocene of Wyoming observed by the Expedition of 1872, with notes on the geology. In F.V. Hayden (ed.), Sixth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories 545-649 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191004: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 03.01.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
"Emys septarius n. sp." = Echmatemys stevensoniana
"Emys septarius n. sp." = Echmatemys stevensoniana Leidy 1870 turtle
USNM 4088, a partial plastron, and USNM 4114, several disarticulated shell fragments (syntype series)