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Cerro Plataforma (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (42.3° S, 71.9° W: paleocoordinates 43.2° S, 65.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: El Foyel Group, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, medium sandstone and conglomerate

• medium- to fine-grained immature sandstones and conglomerates

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Acosta Hospitaleche, M. Griffin, M. Asensio, A. L. Cione, and C. Tambussi. 2013. Middle Cenozoic penguin remains from the Patagonian Cordillera. Andean Geology 40(3):490-503 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 152083: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Shahed Alam on 06.11.2013, edited by Mark Uhen

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