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Rio Guajataca Section (Miocene to of Puerto Rico)

Also known as Reef 1350

Where: Puerto Rico (18.5° N, 67.0° W: paleocoordinates 18.4° N, 65.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aymamon Formation, Middle Miocene to Middle Miocene (16.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• carbonate shelf with patch reefs

Primary reference: E. N. Edinger and M. J. Risk. 1994. Oligocene-Miocene extinction and geographic restriction od Caribbean corals: Roles of turbidity, termperature, and nutrients. Palaios 9:576-598 [M. Kosnik/M. Kosnik/M. Kosnik] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45406: authorized by Matt Kosnik, entered by Matt Kosnik on 20.10.2004

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