Ameghino's Platemys type locality (Pleistocene of Argentina)

Also known as 70 Km west of Buenos Aires

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina (34.6° S, 60.0° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° S, 59.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Ensenadan–Lujanian SALMA zone, Pampean Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: F. Ameghino. 1882. Catálogo explicativo de las colecciones de antropología prehistórica y de paleontología de Florentino Ameghino. Exposición Continental Sudamericana. Catálogo de la sección de la Provincia de Buenos Aires en la Exposición, Anexo A. Buenos Aires: El Diario 35-42 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191141: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 10.01.2018

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Panchelidae
"Platemys laevis n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera, "Platemys antiqua n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera, "Platemys robusta n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera, "Platemys fossilis n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera
"Platemys laevis n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera Cope 1869 Argentine snake-necked turtle
MLP uncat. (holotype), an unfigured fragmentary shell (de la Fuente 1988).
"Platemys antiqua n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera Cope 1869 Argentine snake-necked turtle
MLP uncat. (holotype), a fragmentary shell, not figured (de la Fuente 1988).
"Platemys robusta n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera Cope 1869 Argentine snake-necked turtle
MLP uncat. (holotype), an unfigured, partial shell (de la Fuente 1988)
"Platemys fossilis n. sp." = Hydromedusa tectifera Cope 1869 Argentine snake-necked turtle
MLP uncat. (holotype), unfigured fragmentary shell