Pawnee Creek (B. Brown AMNH collection) (Miocene to of the United States)

Also known as North of Sterling

Where: Logan County, Colorado (40.7° N, 103.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 99.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pawnee Creek Formation, Hemingfordian to Hemingfordian (20.4 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by B. Brown in 1901; reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: O. P. Hay. 1904. A new gigantic tortoise from the Miocene of Colorado. Science 19:503-504 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191836: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 16.02.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo osborniana n. sp." = Hesperotestudo osborniana, "Testudo pansa n. sp." = Gopherus edae
"Testudo osborniana n. sp." = Hesperotestudo osborniana Hay 1904 turtle
AMNH 5868 (holotype), skull, shell, and appendicular elements
"Testudo pansa n. sp." = Gopherus edae Hay 1906 gopher tortoise
AMNH 5869 (holotype), a shell and pelvis (Hay 1908, figs. 550, 551, pl. 71.1–2)