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Termas del Flaco (Jurassic of Chile)

Also known as Baños del Flaco, Leonardi locality 84, Tinguiririca

Where: O'Higgins, Chile (34.8° S, 70.5° W: paleocoordinates 33.0° S, 33.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baños del Flaco Formation, Tithonian (150.8 - 145.5 Ma)

• basal unit of formation (originally Lower Cretaceous), close to boundary with Río Damas Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; volcaniclastic, gray, calcareous sandstone

• carbonate platform environment, swampy deposition
• "dark gray calcareous sandstone, 15 cm thick", with volcanic clasts

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by D. Márquez, A. Fasola, R. M. Casamiquela in 1966-1967

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: A. Fasola R. 1966. Hallazgo de huellas de dinosaurios en el Alto Tinguiririca [Discovery of dinosaur bones in Alto Tinguiririca]. Museum Nacional de Historia Natural, Noticiario Mensual 10(1119):8 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 57141: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 05.12.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano

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