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Sacanana (Miocene of Argentina)

Also known as Pampa de Gan Gan

Where: Chubut, Argentina (42.5° S, 68.5° W: paleocoordinates 43.2° S, 62.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sarmiento Formation, Colhuehuapian (21.0 - 17.5 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by Rusconi?, Fleagle, Soria in the 1930s, 1980s; reposited in the MACN

• There was an MACN-SUNY expedition in the 1980s led by J.G. Fleagle and M.F. Soria, but material had been collected earlier and described by Rusconi.

Primary reference: M. G. Vucetich, A. G. Kramarz, and A. M. Candela. 2010. Colhuehuapian rodents from Gran Barranca and other Patagonian localities: the state of the art. 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 206-219 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176270: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 05.02.2016

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