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Crater Lake Beds - Scarritt Pocket ( of Argentina)

Also known as Rinconada de los Lopez

Where: Chubut, Argentina (44.7° S, 68.4° W: paleocoordinates 45.9° S, 61.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sarmiento Group, Deseadan (29.0 - 21.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crater lake; volcaniclastic conglomerate and volcaniclastic sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: R.G. Chaffee. 1952. The Deseadan vertebrate fauna of the Scarritt Pocket, Patagonia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 98:505-562 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Wertheim] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 49783: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 25.04.2005, edited by Jelle Zijlstra and Philip Mannion

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