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Punta la Colorada (Pliocene of Ecuador)

Also known as CRB123

Where: Esmeraldas, Ecuador (0.6° S, 80.5° W: paleocoordinates 0.8° S, 79.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Onzole Formation), Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Onzole Fm. considered Miocene in Longbottom (1979). Most recently, Punta La Colorada locality has been considered Pliocene by Cione et al. 2007, based on Aalto and Miller, 1999.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. E. Longbottom. 1979. Miocene Sharks' teeth from Ecuador. Bulletin of The British Museum (Natural History) Geology 32:57-70 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151705: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 10.10.2013

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