Also known as LURMU
Where: Puno, Peru (15.7° S, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 18.3° S, 59.0° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Muñani Formation, Late/Upper Paleocene to Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 48.6 Ma)
• Lower Muñani Formation. Likely correlative to Chron 26r (early Late Paleocene) or Chron 24r (latest Paleocene–earliest Eocene), or, less likely, to Chron 29r (latest Cretaceous–earliest Paleocene). Correlation to Chron 24r is favored (Sige et al. 2004).
•Originally attributed to Vilquechico Formation (Maastrichtian-Danian) on paleobotanical evidence (charophytes).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lacustrine; argillaceous, calcareous conglomerate and lithified sandstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collected in 1993 onwards
Primary reference: B. Sigé, T. Sempere, R. F. Butler, L. G. Marshall, and J.-Y. Crochet. 2004. Age and stratigraphic reassessment of the fossil-bearing Laguna Umayo red mudstone unit, SE Peru, from regional stratigraphy, fossil record, and paleomagnetism. Geobios 37:771-794 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion] more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 132938: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 29.08.2012
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