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IQ114 (Miocene of Peru)

Also known as Iquitos area, Fernando Lores District; Tamshiyacu river

Where: Maynas, Peru (4.0° S, 73.2° W: paleocoordinates 4.6° S, 70.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MZ8 other zone, Pebas Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• late Middle Miocene, approx. 13 Ma; “upper lignite”; Mollusc Zone 8 (MZ8)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lignite

• Lowstand/early transgression in recurring depositional sequences in a megalake system

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2002-2013

Primary reference: R. Salas-Gismondi, J. J. Flynn, P. Baby, J. V. Tejada-Lara, F. P. Wesselingh and P.-O. Antoine. 2015. A Miocene hyperdiverse crocodylian community reveals peculiar trophic dynamics in proto-Amazonian mega-wetlands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 282:20142490 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 166768: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 26.02.2015

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