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Quebrada del Puesto, Mina AguiIar (Paleocene to of Argentina)

Where: Jujuy, Argentina (23.2° S, 65.3° W: paleocoordinates 25.8° S, 54.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Maiz Gordo Formation (Santa Bárbara Group), Late/Upper Paleocene to Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 48.6 Ma)

• Horizon 5 from Fernandez et al. (1973) profile.

•Marquillas et al. (2011: Cenozoic Geology of the Central Andes of Argentina, 227-246) show the Maiz Gordo Formation as Late Paleocene to Early Eocene in age.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; blue, calcareous limestone

• A bluish calcareous limestone level with grayish tonalities

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Aguilar Mining Company and the Vertebrate Paleontology Department of La Plata Museum in 1972-1973; reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: M. de la Fuente and F. de Lapparent de Broin. 1997. An Araripemys-like decorated pleurodire turtle in the Paleocene of northwestern Argentine. Geobios 30(2):235-242 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118480: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 14.10.2011

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