Kastendamm (turtle locality) (Cretaceous of Germany)

Where: Germany (52.1° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 19.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hoplites Deshayesi ammonoid zone, Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Walter Oertel

Primary reference: H.-V. Karl, S. Biermann, and G. Tichy. 2012. The oldest true sea turtle of the world, Oertelia gigantea (oertel, 1914) n. gen. from the Aptian of Kastendamm near Hanover, Germany. Studia Palaeocheloniologica 4:107-128 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138309: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 11.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Toxochelyidae
Oertelia gigantea Oertel 1914 sea turtle
Carapace and postcranial elements (