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La Cancha (Oligocene of Argentina)

Also known as GBV-4

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.7° S, 68.7° W: paleocoordinates 47.5° S, 60.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tinguirirican mammal zone, Vera Member (Sarmiento Formation), Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• "a flat exposure with a surface area roughly that of a "soccer pitch" near the top of the Vera Member at Profile K" of Gran Barranca.

•Tinguirirican SALMA, Early Oligocene (Woodburne et al. 2014).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. H. Madden, R. F. Kay, M. G. Vucetich and A. A. Carlini. 2010. Gran Barranca: a twenty-three million year record of Middle-Cenozoic faunal evolution in Patagonia. In R. H. Madden, A. A. Carlini, M. G. Vucetich, R. F. Kay (eds.), The Paleontology of Gran Barranca: Evolution and Environmental Change through the Middle Cenozoic of Patagonia 423-439 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 176200: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 31.01.2016

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