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Las Tunas ( of Mexico)

Also known as Las Tunas Wash; Jeffries Site

Where: Baja California Sur, Mexico (23.3° N, 109.6° W: paleocoordinates 23.2° N, 108.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; silty mudstone and silty sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1976, 1977

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve,

• mostly "obtained through surface pick-up... only a little scree-washing was done. Approximately 1,000 kg of matrix was washed... in the sea"

Primary reference: W. E. Miller. 1980. The Late Pliocene Las Tunas Local Fauna from Southernmost Baja California, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 54(4):762-805 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 19673: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Mark Uhen and Philip Mannion

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