Indus Valley of Punjab (Pliocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Siwaliks?

Where: Pakistan (32.2° N, 73.2° E: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 73.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Lydekker. 1885. Indian Tertiary and post-Tertiary Vertebrata. Siwalik and Nerbada Chelonia. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India 21:155-208 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190944: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 26.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
"Trionyx hurum" = Nilssonia hurum, Emyda sivalensis n. sp., Emyda lineata n. sp., Emyda palaeindica n. sp.
"Trionyx hurum" = Nilssonia hurum Gray 1830 Burmese peacock softshells
sivalensis (new subspecies), IMC E163 (holotype), a plastron and carapace fragment
Emyda sivalensis n. sp. Lydekker 1885 softshell turtle
IMC E134 (lectotype), fragment of a peripheral
Emyda lineata n. sp. Lydekker 1885 softshell turtle
IMC E210 (lectotype), a fragmentary peripheral
Emyda palaeindica n. sp. Lydekker 1885 softshell turtle
IMC E134a (lectotype), one complete peripheral