Giurtelecu Simleului (Eocene to of Romania)

Also known as Coasta lui Damian Hill

Where: Romania (47.2° N, 22.8° E: paleocoordinates 38.7° N, 20.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Jibou Formation), Ypresian to Ypresian (56.0 - 41.3 Ma)

• fossils from 4 distinct stratigraphic levels/sites; fauna described as MP8-12?

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and conglomerate

• Site 1: red, bluish-spotted silty claystone (western slope; middle section);

•Site 2: red silty claystone (southern slope; middle section);

•Site 3: ex-situ (western slope; middle section);

•Site 4a: bluish/gray-redish microconglomerate (western slope; 7 m above

•site 1);

•Site 4b: red laminated silty claystone (western slope; 3 m above site 4a);

•Site 5: ex-situ (western slope; upper section).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

Primary reference: M. M. Vremir. 2013. An early Eocene freshwater turtle assemblage from the Simleu Basin (NW Romania): Paleobiogeographic significance. Terra Sebus. Acta Musei Sabesiensis 5:597-625 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 178481: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 04.05.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Dortokidae
"cf. Ronella sp." = Dortoka
"cf. Ronella sp." = Dortoka de Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1999 turtle
 Testudines - Carettochelyidae
Allaeochelys sp. Noulet 1867 turtle
 Testudines -
aff. Borkenia sp. Schleich 1994 turtle
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Neochelys sp. Bergounioux 1954 sideneck turtle