Indian Creek (Testudo brontops type locality) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Pennington County, South Dakota (43.8° N, 102.7° W: paleocoordinates 45.1° N, 93.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Chadron Formation, Chadronian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. B. Hatcher in 1888; reposited in the YPM

Primary reference: O. C. Marsh. 1890. Notice of some extinct Testudinata. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 40:177-179 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191398: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 25.01.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo brontops n. sp. Marsh 1890 turtle
YPM VP 000608 (holotype), complete shell