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Las Flores (Paleocene of Argentina)

Also known as Southern Cliff of Colhué Huapi lake; Yacimiento Las Flores

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.6° S, 69.1° W: paleocoordinates 48.2° S, 58.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Las Flores Formation (Río Chico Group), Itaboraian (59.0 - 57.0 Ma)

• Originally correlated with Banco Negro Inferior levels (Marshall et al., 1981), the Las Flores Formation (Legarreta & Uliana, 1994) was later referred to the Río Chico Group (Legarreta & Uliana, 1994) and to the Kibenikhoria faunal zone (Bond et al., 1995).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: F. J. Goin, A. M. Candela, M. A. Abello and E. V. Oliveira. 2009. Earliest South American paucituberculatans and their significance in the understanding of ‘pseudodiprotodont’ marsupial radiations. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155:867-884 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133040: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 31.08.2012, edited by Jelle Zijlstra

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