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Santa Lucía Basin ( of Uruguay)

Where: Canelones, Uruguay (34.4° S, 56.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.1° S, 49.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Deseadan mammal zone, Fray Bentos Formation, Deseadan (29.0 - 21.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• In fluvial sediments deposited in the Santa Lucia Basin

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: FCDPV

Primary reference: A. Mones and M. Ubilla. 1978. La Edad Deseadense (Oligoceno inferior) de la Formación Fray Bentos y su contenido paleontológico, con especial referencia a la presencia de Proborhyaena cf. gigantea Ameghino (Marsupialia: Borhyaenidae) en el Uruguay. Nota preliminar. Comunicaciones Paleontológicas del Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo 7(1):151-158 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 176488: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 14.02.2016

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