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Estancia Pampa Grande, East of Route 9, between Bordo and Toro Rivers (Eocene of Argentina)

Where: Salta, Argentina (25.8° S, 65.5° W: paleocoordinates 28.2° S, 56.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Vacan mammal zone, Lumbrera Formation (Salta Group), Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• 5 m below the "Lower Green Level" of the Lumbrera Formation (Salta Group, Santa Barbara Subgroup)

•Lower Lumbrera assemblage, Vacan SELMA

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; ferruginous, peloidal, red, sandy mudstone and marl

• Pelite and marl, predominantly brick red in color with a bit of sandstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: R. Pascual. 1980. Nuevos y singulares tipos ecologicos de marsupiales extinguidos de America del Sur (Paleoceno Tardio o Eoceno Temprano) del Noroeste Argentina . Actas del Segundo congreso argentino de paleontologia y bioestratigrafia y Primer congreso latinoamericano de paleontologia 2:151-173 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20983: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 13.06.2002, edited by John Alroy, Jelle Zijlstra and Philip Mannion

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