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IN-DTC 20 (Miocene of Peru)

Also known as Inuya-Mapuya

Where: Ucayali, Peru (10.6° S, 73.1° W: paleocoordinates 11.1° S, 70.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ipururo Formation, Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified conglomerate

• Pebas marine-like megalake.

•Vertebrate remains accumulate mainly in Miocene conglomerates from the Ipururo Formation, inter- preted as storm deposits channelized in nearshore environment (Espurt et al. 2007, 2010)

• conglomerates, interpreted as storm deposits channelized in nearshore environment

Size class: macrofossils

• Edentulous symphysis with canine alveoli (MUSM 1468) and left i1 (MUSM 1466)

Collection methods: MUSM: Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

Primary reference: P.-O. Antoine, R. Salas-Gismondi, P. Baby, M. Benammi, S. Brusset, D. Franceschi, N. Espurt, C. Goillot, F. Pujos, J. Tejada, and M. Urbina. 2007. The middle Miocene (Laventan) Fitzcarrald Fauna, Amazonian Peru. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero 8:19-24 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 107993: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.04.2011, edited by Philip Mannion

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