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Platania (=PLD) (Miocene of Greece)

Where: Drama, Greece (41.2° N, 24.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.9° N, 24.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; poorly lithified, fine-grained, brown, muddy sandstone

• The lower layer with fossils in the lower part is brownish and consists mainly of fine sand with some mud.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical, sieve

Primary reference: E. Vlachos and E. Tsoukala. 2014. Testudo cf. graeca from the new Late Miocene locality of Platania (Drama basin, N. Greece) and a reappraisal of previously published specimens. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece 48:27-40 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 182682: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 22.11.2016

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