Punta Nati, Site 11 (Testudo gymnesicus type locality) (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Cala de Pous, Cala es Pous, Menorca, Minorca

Where: Balearic Islands, Spain (40.1° N, 3.8° E: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 3.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

• Punta Nati 12 is characterized through quite thin layers mainly consisting of small bones, with intercalations of red silt containing large bones of a lagomorph.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1914; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. H. Lujan, J. A. Alcover, M. Ivanov, E. Torres, and D. M. Alba. 2017. Revisión taxonómica de “Testudo” gymnesica Bate, 1914 (Testudines, Testudinidae) a partir de la descripción del material tipo de Menorca (Islas Baleares). Spanish Journal of Paleontology 32(2):261-278 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191304: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 22.01.2018

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