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Playa El Doradillo (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (42.7° S, 65.0° W: paleocoordinates 42.9° S, 62.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Puerto Madryn Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• lowermost level of the Puerto Madryn Formation, about 2 m above the unconformable contact with the underlying Gaiman Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; bioturbated, muddy sandstone

• comprises a transgressive-regressive cycle that was deposited in a shallow marine environment
• bioturbated muddy sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. R. Buono and M. A. Cozzuol. 2013. A new beaked whale (Cetacea, Odontoceti) from the Late Miocene of Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(4):986-997 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 146855: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.07.2013

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