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UCMP B-7047, Simojovel (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas Amber, Mexican Amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 89.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mazantic Shale Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• "probably of latest Oligocene-early Miocene age, but possibly as young as mid-Miocene" according to J. W. Durham

•fossils are from the estaurine Mazantic Shale and strictly Early Miocene according to Perrilliat et al. 2010

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, amber

Reposited in the UCMP

• "purchased from local people at Simojovel"

Primary reference: J. D. Lazell, Jr. 1965. An Anolis (Sauria, Iguanidae) in amber. Journal of Paleontology 39(3):379-382 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 106432: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.03.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

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