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Fonseca village (UERJ collection) (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. Whitish shales, under the bituminous shales.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, argillaceous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Departamento de Biologia Animal e Vegetal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (DBAV-UERJ)

Primary reference: R. G. Martins-Neto. 2001. Review of some Insecta from Mesozoic and Cenozoic Brazilian deposits with descriptions of new taxa. Acta Geologica Leopoldensia 24(52/53):115-124 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167551: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.03.2015

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