Bard deposit (Oligocene of France)

Also known as Brioude

Where: Auvergne, France (45.3° N, 3.4° E: paleocoordinates 44.9° N, 0.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; limestone

• marly limestones (calcaires marneux)

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Fossils are from the Collections of the Laboratoire de Géologie de la Faculté des Sciences de Clermont-Ferrand. Authors comment several times on the very well-preserved fossils.

Primary reference: F.-M. Bergounioux. 1936. Cheloniens fossiles conserves au Laboratoire de Géologie de la Faculté des Sciences de Clermont-Ferrand [Fossil turtles preserved at the geology laboratory of the faculty of sciences of Clermont-Ferrand.]. Bulletin de la Societe d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 69:50-68 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36690: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 09.02.2004, edited by John Alroy

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudinidae indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
isolated plaques, some approaching the size of turtles from the Galapagos or Mascarenes.
Testudo roquesi n. sp. turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Clemmys jungi n. sp. turtle