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Itaboraí snake collections (Paleocene to of Brazil)

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (22.1° S, 41.6° W: paleocoordinates 25.0° S, 30.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Itaboraian mammal zone, Late/Upper Paleocene to Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; carbonate

• All snake specimens collected from multiple fissure fills

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: J.-C. Rage. 1998. Fossil snakes from the Palaeocene of São José de Itaboraí, Brazil. Part I. Madtsoiidae, Aniliidae. Palaeovertebrata 27(3-4):109-144 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48091: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 13.03.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

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