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Puesto Estancia La Costa Fossiliferous Level 5.3 (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Santa Cruz, Argentina (51.2° S, 69.1° W: paleocoordinates 51.8° S, 63.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Estancia La Costa Member (Santa Cruz Formation), Santacrucian (17.5 - 16.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, sandy claystone and tuffaceous, silty sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. J. Degrange, J. I. Noriega, and J. I. Areta. 2012. Diversity and paleobiology of the Santacrucian birds. In S. F. VizcaĆ­no, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 138-155 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176602: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 17.02.2016

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