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Cantera del Puerto Viejo (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Entre Rios, Argentina (31.7° S, 60.6° W: paleocoordinates 31.9° S, 58.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: upper Member (Parana Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• overlying beds are Huayquerian in age (Tortonian to Messinian: 8 to 6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; grainstone

• shell bed; bioclastic grainstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. M. Perez, A. L. Cione, M. Cozzuol and A. N. Varela. 2011. A sperm whale (Cetacea: Physeteroidea) from the Parana Formation (Late Miocene) of Entre Rios, Argentina. Environment and taphonomy. Ameghiniana 48(4):648-654 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 128628: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.06.2012

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