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Maimará Locality (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Jujuy, Argentina (23.4° S, 65.8° W: paleocoordinates 23.6° S, 63.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Huayquerian mammal zone, Maimará Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; massive sandstone

• The Maimará Formation varies between 35 to 330m in thickness of sandstones and conglomerates

•with tuff levels. The deposits are ordered in an upwardly coarsening sequence developed in an

•ephemeral fluvial system under arid and semi-arid conditions. The level from which the Proscelidodon maxilla was

•retrieved is 134m from the base. Pliocene–Pleistocene deposits overlie the Maimará Formation (Salfity et

•al., 1984).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying

• Repository: Museo de Geología, Mineralogía y Paleontología, Instituto de Geología y Minería, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina

Primary reference: F. Pujos, A. Candela, C.I. Galli, B.L. Coira, M.A. Reguero, MDe Los Reyes, and M.A. Abello. 2012. The Scelidotheriine proscelidodon (Xenarthra: Mylodontidae) from the late Miocene of Maimará (northwestern Argentina, Jujuy province). Ameghiniana 49(4):668-674 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 152079: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 06.11.2013

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