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Quebrada Conventos [Restin Fm] (Eocene of Peru)

Where: Piura, Peru (4.2° S, 80.9° W: paleocoordinates 6.9° S, 73.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Restin Fm of the Parinas Gp, which regionally overlies the Parinas Fm (late Middle Eocene) and Salina Gp and is regionally overlain by the Saman Fm (Late Eocene). AGE: Regarded as late Middle Eocene (p. 9) =Bartonian, on the basis of molluscan biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, gray, green shale

• ENVIRONMENT: Shelfal siliciclastic environment.
• LITHOLOGY: Gray or olive colored shales. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Olsson; reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Not stated, but presumably A. Olsson. REPOSITORY: Not stated, but presumably PRI

Primary reference: A. A. Olsson. 1928. Contributions to the Tertiary paleontology of northern Peru: Part 1. Bulletins of American Paleontology 14(52) [A. Miller/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88368: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.04.2009

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