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Archaeocete Valley, Paracas, AV-15 (Eocene of Peru)

Where: Ica, Peru (14.7° S, 75.6° W: paleocoordinates 17.2° S, 67.6° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Paracas Formation, Bartonian (40.4 - 37.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: M. D. Uhen, N. D. Pyenson, T. J. DeVries, M. Urbina, and P. R. Renne. 2011. New middle Eocene whales from the Pisco Basin of Peru. Journal of Paleontology 85(5):955-969 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 73780: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.06.2007

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