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Aurinsa (Miocene of Peru)

Where: Madre de Dios, Peru (12.6° S, 70.1° W: paleocoordinates 12.9° S, 67.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Madre de Dios Formation (Contamana Group), Chasicoan (10.0 - 9.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; poorly lithified, silty siltstone and poorly lithified, muddy claystone


Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: Repository: Paleontology collections of the Instituto Geologico, Minero, y Metalurgico de Peru

Primary reference: K. E. Campbell, C. D. Frailey, and L. Romero-Pittman. 2000. The Late Miocene Gomphothere Amahuacatherium peruvium (Proboscidea: Gomphotheriidae) from Amazonian Peru: Implications for the great american faunal interchange. INGEMMET, Boletin N. 23 1-127 [C. Jaramillo/A. Cardenas ] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144515: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Andrés Cardenas on 09.05.2013

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