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1 July 1999 Subfossils of the Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) from a Holocene Peat Deposit in Northern Indiana
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Sternotherus odoratus (Latreille) is reported from a Holocene peat deposit in northern Indiana. In addition to turtle bones, sediment included subfossils of aquatic plants (Najas flexilis, Ceratophyllum demersum, Brasenia schreberi, Nymphaea odorata, Drepanocladus aduncus, Calliergon stramineum, Meesia triquetra), a gastropod (Gyraulus parvus) and fish (Centrarchidae). Vascular plant fragments from the sediment immediately surrounding the bones yielded a radiocarbon (14C) date of 3680 ± 80 y BP.

ANTHONY L. SWINEHART "Subfossils of the Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) from a Holocene Peat Deposit in Northern Indiana," The American Midland Naturalist 142(1), 191-193, (1 July 1999). https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031(1999)142[0191:SOTCMT]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 1 September 1998; Published: 1 July 1999
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