ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Tinguiririca Locality Sets 1 & 2 (Oligocene of Chile)

Also known as Termas del Flaco; Locality A and B; Coya-Machalí

Where: Chile (35.0° S, 70.4° W: paleocoordinates 36.9° S, 62.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: La Gloria Member (Abanico Formation), Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• Flynn et al. (2003) estimate the age to be 31-33 Ma. It forms the basis for a new SALMA, the Tinguirirican. This is temporally equivalent to the "APS" level of the Gran Barranca.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained volcaniclastic sediments

• The Formation possibly represents lahar deposits.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: permineralized

Reposited in the FMNH, SGOPV

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: M. J. Novacek, A. R. Wyss, D. Frassinetti and P. Salinas. 1989. A new ?Eocene mammal fauna from the Andean Main Range. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(3 Supp.):34A [D. Croft/D. Croft/D. Croft] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38072: authorized by Darin Croft, entered by Darin Croft on 08.04.2004, edited by Juan Carrillo, Jelle Zijlstra and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)