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Playa Media Luna (Eocene of Peru)

Where: Ica, Peru (13.8° S, 76.2° W: paleocoordinates 16.2° S, 68.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: NP19/20 nannofossil zone, middle part Member (Yumaque Formation), Priabonian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• Middle part of the Yumaque Formation, 77 m above the base; lower part of calcareous nannofossil zone NP19/20 of Martini [9]; dated at 36.4 million years ago based on age estimations used by Agnini et al. [10]; early late Eocene (early Priabonian; see Figures S1A and S1D, Table S1, and STAR Methods for the biostratigraphic and biochronological interpretations).

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithology not reported

• deep water, organic-rich

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Martinez-Cacers and C. de Muizon. 2011. A toothed mysticete from the Middle Eocene to Lower Oligocene of the Pisco Basin, Peru: new data on the origin and feeding evolution of Mysticeti. Sixth Triennial Conference on Secondary Adaptation of Tetrapods to Life in Water 56-57 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 112290: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.07.2011

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