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Sud Sacaco, Montemar (Miocene of Peru)

Also known as MTM

Where: Caraveli, Peru (15.6° S, 74.8° W: paleocoordinates 15.8° S, 73.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pisco Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• 4.5-6 Ma (Stucchi & Urbina, 2004); 7.3 - 7.0 Ma (Ehret et al 2012)

•MTM horizon at Montemar, Sacaco Area, Caraveli Province, Arequipa, Peru (Fig. 1A). This horizon ranges from 7.3 to 7.0 Ma (latest Tortonian–earliest Messinian, late Miocene)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; diatomaceous siltstone

• "a littoral paleoenviroment with protected beaches and reefs exposed to marine sediments" (Stucchi and Emslie 2005), high sedimentation rate, shallow-to-deep shelf, upwelling

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. Marocco and C. d.e. Muizon. 1988. Los vertebrados del Neogeno de La Costa Sur del Perú: Ambiente sedimentario y condiciones de fosilización. Bulletin de l'Institut Frances d'Etudes Andines 17(2):105-117 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46084: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.01.2005, edited by John Alroy

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