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
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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