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Rio Sepa (Miocene of Peru)

Also known as SEP 007

Where: Ucayali, Peru (10.8° S, 73.8° W: paleocoordinates 11.4° S, 70.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ipururo Formation, Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, sandy, conglomeratic sandstone and poorly lithified, silty mudstone

• The stratigraphical section encompassing both SEP-007 and the adjacent locality SEP-006 exposes some typical tidal deposits of the Miocene Ipururo Formation
• channel-shaped conglomerate with sandstone and mudstone clasts and a high concentration of fish and turtle remains.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collected in 2007

Primary reference: F. Pujos, R. Salas-Gismondi, G. Baby, P. Baby, C. Goillot, J. Tejada, and P. O. Antoine. 2013. Implication of the presence of Megathericulus (Xenarthra: Tardigrada: Megatheriidae) in the Laventan of Peruvian Amazonia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11(8):1-19 [C. Jaramillo/V. Ramirez/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144950: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Valentina Ramirez on 23.05.2013, edited by Andrés Cardenas and Juan Carrillo

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