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Ayo Ayo (Pliocene of Bolivia)

Where: La Paz, Bolivia (17.1° S, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.2° S, 67.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Montehermosan mammal zone, Umala Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Ages obtained by Marshall et al. (1992).

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, sandy sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Museo Nacional de Historia Natural La Paz

Primary reference: P. A. Saint-Andre and G. De Iuliis. 2001. The smallest and most ancient representative of the genus Megatherium Cuvier, 1796 (Xenarthra, Tardigrada, Megatheriidae), from the Pliocene of the Bolivian Altiplano. Geodiversitas 23(4):625-645 [C. Jaramillo/A. Cardenas /J. Ceballos] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 142380: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Andrés Cardenas on 10.04.2013

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