Hoplochelys caelata type locality (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Sweetgrass County, Montana (46.2° N, 109.8° W: paleocoordinates 53.1° N, 85.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Lebo Member (Fort Union Formation), Puercan (66.0 - 63.3 Ma)

• "The writer is informed by Mr. J.W. Gidley that the mammalian remains indicate equivalence with the Torrejon of New Mexico."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. C. Silberling in 1908; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: O. P. Hay. 1908. Descriptions of five species of North American fossil turtles, four of which are new. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35:161-169 [D. Nicholson/D. Nicholson/D. Nicholson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 177319: authorized by David Nicholson, entered by David Nicholson on 24.03.2016, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Chelydridae indet. turtle
USNM 5958