Harwich turtle (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: United Kingdom (51.9° N, 1.3° E: paleocoordinates 47.4° N, 1.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: London Clay Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1841. Description of the remains of six species of marine turtles (Chelones) from the London Clay of Sheppy and Harwich. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3 part 2(83):565-578 [D. Nicholson/D. Nicholson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167275: authorized by David Nicholson, entered by David Nicholson on 10.03.2015, edited by Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Toxochelyidae
Neurochelys harvicensis n. sp.3 Woodward 1830 sea turtle
NM 190-27-1217 (holotype), poorly preserved carapace with some limb and girdle bones within a nodule (Norwich Museum, Norfolk)
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
"Chelone planimentum n. sp." = Lytoloma planimentum, "Chelone crassicostata n. sp." = Puppigerus crassicostata2
"Chelone planimentum n. sp." = Lytoloma planimentum Owen 1841 sea turtle
"Chelone crassicostata n. sp." = Puppigerus crassicostata2 Owen 1849 sea turtle
PV R 912 carapace
 Testudines -
Owenemys testudiniformis1 Owen 1842 turtle
BMNH R4102