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Punta Arena (Eocene of Peru)

Where: Peru (4.6° S, 81.3° W: paleocoordinates 15.0° S, 111.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Chacras Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified claystone

• The materials are light-colored clays and sands, from which a few marine invertebrates, quantities of palm-nuts, and fragments of small twigs and branches of calcified (not silicified, as stated by Iddings & Olsson) wood up to 3 or 4 centimeters in diameter weather out.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: permineralized, original cellulose

Collected by Edward W. Berry in 1927

Primary reference: E. W. Berry. 1929. Eocene plants from Restin Formation of Peru. Reprinted from the Panamerican Geologist LI:240-245 [C. Jaramillo/J. Ceballos/J. Moreno] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139888: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juliana Ceballos on 20.02.2013

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