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La Cantera (Miocene to of Chile)

Where: Coquimbo, Chile (30.0° S, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 30.4° S, 67.9° W)

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When: Coquimbo Formation, Miocene to Miocene (23.0 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; yellow sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Acosta Hospitaleche, J. Canto, and C. P. Tambussi. 2006. Pinguinos (Aves, Spheniscidae) en Coquimbo (Mioceno Medio-Plioceno Tardio), Chile y su vinculacion con las corrientes oceanicas. Revista Española de Paleontología 21(1):115-122 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100310: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.12.2010

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