West of Teso de la Flecha (Eocene of Spain)

Where: Salamanca, Spain (41.0° N, 5.7° W: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 8.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• Fossil levels extend 30 km from Cabrerizos to 4 km E of Salamanca, passing through Teso de la Flecha, Aldealengua, San Morales, y Aldearrubia

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; calcareous sandstone

• Detritic fluvio-lacustrine sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: E. Jimenez Fuentes. 1968. Stereogenys salmanticensis nov. sp., quelonio eocenico del valle del Duero. Ameghiniana 24:191-203 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Wertheim]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36689: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 09.02.2004, edited by Jonathan Tennant

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Podocnemidae
"Podocnemis carbajosai" = Neochelys salmanticensis2, "Neochelys salmanticensis n. gen. n. sp." = Neochelys salmanticensis3, "Podocnemis entodermica n. sp." = Neochelys salmanticensis1
"Podocnemis carbajosai" = Neochelys salmanticensis2 Jimenez 1971 sideneck turtle
"Neochelys salmanticensis n. gen. n. sp." = Neochelys salmanticensis3 Jimenez 1971 sideneck turtle
"Podocnemis entodermica n. sp." = Neochelys salmanticensis1 Jimenez 1971 sideneck turtle
Holotype: N181