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Canadon Hondo, Kibenikhoria Faunal Zone (Eocene of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.4° S, 67.7° W: paleocoordinates 47.9° S, 57.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Itaboraian mammal zone, Las Flores Formation (Rio Chico Group), Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Kibenikhoria Faunal Zone of Simpson (1935), equivalent to the Las Flores Fm, Itaboraian SALMA, early Eocene (Woodburne et al. 2014).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; medium-grained, coarse sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Piatnitzky, Scarritt Expedition, Feruglio in 1931; reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: G. G. Simpson. 1935. Descriptions of the oldest known South American mammals, from the Rio Chico Formation. American Museum Novitates 793:1-25 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Wertheim] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14205: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 23.05.2002, edited by Richard Butler, Terri Cleary and Jelle Zijlstra

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