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canal, Cinco Saltos (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (38.8° S, 68.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.7° S, 52.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Anacleto Formation, Early/Lower Campanian to Early/Lower Campanian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• Gallina and Otero (2015) argue that the type specimen of Laplatasaurus araukanicus comes from the Anacleto Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; medium-grained, coarse, yellow sandstone

• "fluvial medium to coarse yellow sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S. Roth, Schiller, R. Wichmann in 1921-1923; reposited in the MLP

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: F. v. Huene. 1929. Los sauriquios y ornitisquios del Cretáceo argentino. Anales del Museo de La Plata, serie 2 3:1-196 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51573: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.06.2005

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