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Estancia Pampa Grande (Eocene of Argentina)

Where: Salta, Argentina (25.5° S, 65.5° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° S, 56.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Casamayoran mammal zone, Lumbrera Formation (Salta Group), Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• Upper unit of Santa Barbara subgroup of Salta Group

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; peloidal, red mudstone and red sandstone

• translated: Lumbrera Formation is characterized predominantly by red mudstones. It is approximately 410 m with 50 m of red, medium-grained, cross-stratified sandstone at the base. On top, it has the characteristics of brick-red pelites, which are finely to massively bedded, very fragmented, and fossil-bearing. Above the pelite is a calcareous sandstone with green and brown pelitic intercalations, above which is a fossil-bearing layer of red pelite.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Bond and M. G. Vucetich. 1983. Indalecia grandensis gen. et sp. nov. del Eoceno temprano del noroeste Argentino, tipo de una nueva subfamilia de los Adianthidae (Mammalia, Litopterna). Asociacion Geologica Argentino, Revista 38(1):107-117 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13775: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 25.04.2002, edited by Darin Croft, Philip Mannion, Richard Butler and Jelle Zijlstra

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