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Ancon Pterosphenus sheppardi type locality (Eocene of Ecuador)

Where: Santa Elena, Ecuador (2.3° S, 80.8° W: paleocoordinates 4.8° S, 73.8° W)

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When: Seca shales Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; concretionary shale

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Hoffstetter. 1958. Un serpent marin du genre Pterosphenus (Pt. Sheppardi nov. sp.) dans L’Éocène supérieur de L’Équateur (Amérique de Sud). Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 6:45-50 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48076: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 12.03.2005

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