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La Goleta ( of Mexico)

Also known as Colonia Miguel Hidalgo; C.I.T. locality 505

Where: Michoacan, Mexico (19.7° N, 101.1° W: paleocoordinates 19.8° N, 100.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Goleta Formation, Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

• date of 3.6 Ma KA on "lentes de ceniza volcanica": Carranza 1992

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CIT

Primary reference: C. A. Repenning. 1962. The Giant Ground Squirrel Paenemarmota. Journal of Paleontology 36(3):540-556 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20072: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jonathan Tennant

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