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Río Desaguadero, Ulloma, Oruro, Bolivia (Pleistocene of Bolivia)

Where: Oruro, Bolivia (17.4° S, 68.5° W: paleocoordinates 17.4° S, 68.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Ulloma Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Fossils are from the base of the Ulloma Formation. Lujanian SALMA, possibly early Lujanian.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; fine-grained, calcareous sandstone

• Ulloma Formation consists of well stratified fine grained sands rich in calcareous nodules, bounded below by an undated tuff and above by a diatomite. The Ulloma Formation was deposited as part of Lake Ballivian, which was a southern extension of Lake Titicaca, during retreat of the Sorata glaciation.

Reposited in the SGOPV

• Additional repository: Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University, Sweden (PIU)

Primary reference: G. de Iuliis. 2006. On the taxonomic status of Megatherium sundti Philippi, 1893 (Mammalia: Xenarthra: Megatheriidae). Ameghiniana 43(1):161-169 [D. Croft/D. Croft] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63761: authorized by Darin Croft, entered by Darin Croft on 20.08.2006, edited by John Alroy

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