Black Buttes (Cope Collection) (Eocene of the United States)

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 191005: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 03.01.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Emys pachylomus n. sp. Cope 1873 turtle
type material unknown
Emys megaulax n. sp. Cope 1873 turtle
USNM 4061, in part (lectotype), a neural (Cope 1884, pl. 18.26); USNM 4061, in part (paralectotypes), disarticulated shell fragments
Emys euthnetus n. sp. Cope 1873 turtle
USNM 4125 (holotype), shell fragments