Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Cañadón Vaca faunule 1 (Eocene of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.3° S, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 47.8° S, 58.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Vacan zone, Sarmiento Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• Sarmiento Formation, Vacan SALMA (a subdivision of the Casamayoran SALMA), middle Eocene (Woodburne et al. 2014).

•Located near bottom of Cañadón Vaca section I in a layer of "massive wht. to buff tuff" (Cifelli 1985).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: permineralized

Reposited in the MACN

Primary reference: R. Cifelli. 1985. Biostratigraphy of the Casamayoran, Early Eocene of Patagonia. American Museum Novitates 2820:1-26 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176170: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 30.01.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)