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Cachapoal (Oligocene of Chile)

Where: Chile (34.4° S, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.3° S, 63.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Abanico Formation, Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• Exact stratigraphic provenance uncertain.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1996

Primary reference: J. J. Flynn and A. R. Wyss. 2004. A polydolopine marsupial skull from the Cachapoal Valley, Andean Main Range, Chile. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 285:80-92 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176207: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 31.01.2016, edited by Philip Mannion

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