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Fonseca village, Rio Piracicaba, Alvinopolis municipality (Eocene of Brazil)

Where: Minas Gerais, Brazil (20.2° S, 43.3° W: paleocoordinates 21.2° S, 35.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Fonseca Formation, Priabonian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• Most sources assign an Eocene age, but some say Priabonian/Rupelian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, argillaceous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Elias Dolianiti in <1944

• Repository: Divisao de Geologica, Avenida Pasteur 404, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Primary reference: A. E. Emerson. 1965. A review of the Mastotermitidae (Isoptera), including a new fossil genus from Brazil. American Museum Novitates 2236:1-46 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 154945: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.03.2014

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