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={Oliver Wings and M{\'a}rton Rabi and J{\"o}rg W. Schneider and Leonie C. Schwermann and Ge Sun and Changhai Zhou and Walter G. Joyce},
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… Expand
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