Amphiemys oxysternum type locality, near Montezuma (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Macon County, Georgia (32.4° N, 84.0° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 63.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Midway Formation, Early/Lower Paleocene (66.0 - 61.7 Ma)

• from the "Paleocene Midway Formation" according to Hutchison and Weems 1998

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified limestone

• matrix surrounding specimen is a "rather soft limestone of a light drab color"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: collector unclear, but specimen given to Cope by Prof. George Little, State Geologist of Georgia

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. On a new species of Adocidae from the Tertiary of Georgia. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17(100):82-84 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74548: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 12.08.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
"Amphiemys oxysternum n. sp." = Agomphus oxysternum
"Amphiemys oxysternum n. sp." = Agomphus oxysternum Cope 1877 mud turtle