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La Cantera (Oligocene of Argentina)

Also known as GBV-19

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.7° S, 68.7° W: paleocoordinates 47.2° S, 60.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: "Canteran" mammal zone, Upper Puesto Almendra Member (Sarmiento Formation), Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• Unit 3 of the Upper Puesto Almendra Member at Gran Barranca, Chubut.

•Represents an interval between the Tinguirirican and Deseadan SALMAs, medial 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 176201: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 31.01.2016

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