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Watut River (Pliocene of Papua New Guinea)

Also known as Upper Watut, Awe Local Fauna

Where: Morobe, Papua New Guinea (7.0° S, 146.1° E: paleocoordinates 9.1° S, 145.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Otibanda Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; siliciclastic sediments and tuff

• in intermontane basins
• fine and coarse sediments with some pyroclastics (tuff)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: E. Hoch and P. M. Holm. 1986. New K/Ar age determinations of the Awe Fauna Gangue, Papua New Guinea: consequences for Papuaustralian late Cenozoic biostratigraphy. Modern Geology 10:181-195 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36266: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.01.2004, edited by Albert Garcia Selles

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