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Zamaca (Oligocene to of Peru)

Where: Ica, Peru (14.7° S, 75.6° W: paleocoordinates 15.8° S, 70.8° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

When: Chilcatay Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene to Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 13.7 Ma)

• Acosta Hospitaleche et al 2005 identify this locality as early Middle Miocene. Varas-Malca et al 2011 state it is late Oligocene to early middle Miocene.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Acosta Hospitaleche and M. Stucchi. 2005. Nuevos restos terciarios de Spheniscidae (Aves, sphenisciformes) procedentes de la Costa del Peru. Revista española de paleontología 20(1):1-5 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100330: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.12.2010

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