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Patos (Miocene of Brazil)

Where: Acre, Brazil (10.9° S, 69.9° W: paleocoordinates 11.2° S, 68.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Solimoes Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• The river edge outcrops are accessible only during the low-water season (July to October) and omprise clay-pebble conglomerate (Acre Conglomerate Member in Frailey 1986) and gray to brown, often limey claystones. the base of the units is not visible, and their upper parts are covered by vegetation.

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; brown, gray claystone and muddy conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. A. Aguilera, J. Bocquentin, J. G. Lundberg and A. Maciente. 2008. A new cajaro catfish (Siluriformes : Pimelodidae : Phractocephalus) from the Late Miocene of southwestern Amazonia and its relationship to Phractocephalus nassi of the Urumaco Formation. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 82(2):231-245 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136716: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 03.12.2012, edited by Juan Carrillo

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