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Quebrada Salta, southern area of the Calchaquí Valley (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Salta, Argentina (25.7° S, 66.1° W: paleocoordinates 25.9° S, 64.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Palo Pintado Formation (Payogastilla Group), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Upper levels of the Palo Pintado Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; coarse-grained sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: P. Bona, D. Starck, C. Galli, Z. Gasparini, and M. Reguero. 2014. Caiman cf. latirostris (Alligatoridae, Caimaninae) in the Late Miocene Palo Pintado Formation, Salta Province, Argentina: Paleogeographic and Paleoenvironmental considerations. Ameghiniana 51(1):26-36 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118038: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 04.10.2011

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