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Puerto Madryn (Miocene of Argentina)

Also known as Bahia Nueva

Where: Chubut, Argentina (42.8° S, 65.0° W: paleocoordinates 43.6° S, 58.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Monte Leon Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; tuffaceous, gray siltstone and tuffaceous, gray sandstone

• light gray tuffaceous siltstones and sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: F. P. Moreno. 1892. Lijeros apuntes sobre dos generos de cetaceos fosiles de la Republica Argentina. Revista del Museo de La Plata 3:393-400 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45885: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.12.2004

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