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Gran Barranca Upper Fossil Zone (Miocene of Argentina)

Also known as "Pinturan" level

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.7° S, 68.7° W: paleocoordinates 46.4° S, 62.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: "Pinturan" mammal zone, Colhue-Huapi Member (Sarmiento Formation), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• "Pinturan" SALMA, Early Miocene, ca. 18.719.7 Ma.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. G. Kramarz, M. G. Vucetich, A. A. Carlini, M. R. Ciancio, M. A. Abello, C. M. Deschamps, and J. N. Gelfo. 2010. A new mammal fauna at the top of the Gran Barranca sequence and its biochronological significance. 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 264-277 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 176205: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 31.01.2016

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