ON THE VALIDITY OF TESTUDINITES SELLOVII WEISS, 1830 FROM THE PLEISTOCENE OF PASSO DEL CATALÁN (URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA)

Authors

  • Evangelos Vlachos CONICET—Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio. Av. Fontana 140, 9100 Trelew, Chubut
  • Juliana Sterli CONICET-Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio. Av. Fontana 140, 9100 Trelew, Chubut
  • Marcelo Saúl de la Fuente CONICET- Grupo Vinculado al IANIGLA CCT Mendoza, Museo de Historia Natural de San Rafael, Parque Mariano Moreno s/n, 5600 San Rafael, Mendoza

Keywords:

Testudinidae, Nomen dubium, Sopas Formation, Late Pleistocene, Uruguay

Abstract

One of the named species from the South American clade Chelonoidis and the only one from Uruguay is Testudinites sellovii Weiss, 1830. The material consists of isolated plates that come mainly from the plastron, and originates from the Pleistocene deposits of Paso del Catalán, near river Queguay in the area of Paysandú (NW Uruguay). In this note, we present our observations on the type material, based on our direct observations on the material. We conclude that Testudinites sellovii is based on material which is not diagnostic, therefore we consider this name as a nomen dubium and the material can only be attributed to an indeterminate Testudinidae.

Published

2018-07-26

How to Cite

Vlachos, E., Sterli, J., & de la Fuente, M. S. (2018). ON THE VALIDITY OF TESTUDINITES SELLOVII WEISS, 1830 FROM THE PLEISTOCENE OF PASSO DEL CATALÁN (URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA). Ameghiniana, 55(3), 339–342. Retrieved from https://www.ameghiniana.org.ar/index.php/ameghiniana/article/view/3174

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Section

Paleontological Notes