An enormous Jurassic turtle bone bed from the Turpan Basin of Xinjiang, China

  title={An enormous Jurassic turtle bone bed from the Turpan Basin of Xinjiang, China},
  author={O. Wings and M. Rabi and J. Schneider and Leonie Schwermann and G. Sun and Chang-Fu Zhou and W. Joyce},
  • O. Wings, M. Rabi, +4 authors W. Joyce
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • A spectacular new terrestrial Konzentratlagerstätte is introduced from the Turpan Basin of Xinjiang, China that probably belongs to the late Middle Jurassic Qigu Formation. It contains a mass accumulation of “xinjiangchelyid” turtles preliminarily identified as Annemys sp. In the zone with the highest turtle concentration, complete and articulated turtle skeletons are tightly packed at a density of up to 36 turtles per square meter. The fossiliferous layer is thickened here and shows an… CONTINUE READING

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