Amphiemys oxysternum type locality, near Montezuma: Early/Lower Paleocene, Georgia

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Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Amphiemys oxysternum n. sp. Cope 1877
recombined as Agomphus oxysternum
(1 measurement)
see common names

Country:United States State/province:Georgia County:Macon
Coordinates: 32.4° North, 84.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:34.7° North, 63.9° West
Basis of coordinate:based on political unit
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Paleocene
Stage:Danian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 1
Key time interval:Early/Lower Paleocene
Age range of interval:66.00000 - 61.70000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: from the "Paleocene Midway Formation" according to Hutchison and Weems 1998
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: poorly lithified "limestone"
Lithology description: matrix surrounding specimen is a "rather soft limestone of a light drab color"
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: collector unclear, but specimen given to Cope by Prof. George Little, State Geologist of Georgia
Database number:74548
Authorizer:J. Alroy Enterer:J. Alroy
Modifier:P. Mannion Research group:vertebrate
Created:2007-08-12 09:47:00 Last modified:2017-09-22 08:19:33
Access level:the public Released:2007-08-12 09:47:00
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

25054. 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]

Secondary references:

14442ETE O. P. Hay. 1908. The fossil turtles of North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 75:1-568 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
63442 W. G. Joyce and J. R. Bourque. 2016. A Review of the Fossil Record of Turtles of the Clade Pan-Kinosternoidea. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 57(1):57-95 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]