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Quebrada Fiera (north side of the ravine) ( of Argentina)

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (36.6° S, 69.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.8° S, 62.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Agua de la Piedra Formation (Malargüe Group), Deseadan (29.0 - 21.0 Ma)

• Base of the Agua de la Piedra Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, white tuff

• white-grayish tuffs and tobaceous paleosols, with laminated or massive parallel stratification

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1970s; 2006 onwards

Primary reference: E. Cerdeño. 2012. Quebrada Fiera (Mendoza), an important paleobiogeographic center in the South American late Oligocene. Estudios Geológicos 67(2):375-384 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 176466: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 13.02.2016, edited by Philip Mannion

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