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Cantera Díaz Nogarol (Pliocene of Argentina)

Also known as Fauna Rio Quinto

Where: San Luis, Argentina (33.5° S, 65.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° S, 64.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chapadmalalense mammal zone, Rio Quinto Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• The deposits are also known as "Estratos Calchaquies".

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; massive, red, yellow siltstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1993- 1995

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Fossils collected in November 1993 and september 1995

•Repositories: Departamento de Geología y Minería de la Universidad Nacional de San

•Luis

Primary reference: J. L. Prado, J. Chiesa, G. Tognelli, E. Cerdeño, and E. Strasser. 1998. Los mamiferos de la Formacion Rio Quinto (Plioceno), provincia de San Luis (Argentina). Aspectos bioestratigraficos, zoogeograficos y paleoambientales. Estudios Geologicos 54:153-160 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 152073: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 05.11.2013

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