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Tapado (Eocene of Chile)

Also known as Tapado ("Main") locality; Tapado Fauna

Where: Chile (34.8° S, 70.5° W: paleocoordinates 37.3° S, 60.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Abanico Formation, Casamayoran (55.8 - 48.0 Ma)

• Pertains to Casamayoran or Musersan SALMA. Originally thought to overlie early Oligocene Tinguiririca Fauna.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; volcaniclastic sediments

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: permineralized

Reposited in the FMNH, SGOPV

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

Primary reference: A. R. Wyss, J. J. Flynn, C. C. Swisher, III, R. Charrier, and M. A. Norell. 1992. Fossil mammals from the central Chilean Andes: a new interval in the South American land mammal succession, and implications for Eocene-Oligocene events and Andean tectonics. Abstracts and Program, Fifth North American Paleontological Convention 318 [D. Croft/D. Croft/D. Croft] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38880: authorized by Darin Croft, entered by Darin Croft on 12.05.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

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