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Rio Loro, Aguas Chiquitas (Paleocene to of Argentina)

Also known as El Cadillal Lake; Lorosuchus nodosus type, Medina Range

Where: Tucumán, Argentina (26.6° S, 65.2° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° S, 53.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Río Loro Formation, Middle Paleocene to Middle Paleocene (61.7 - 55.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; medium-grained, coarse, red sandstone

• Fluvial light red medium to coarse sandstones, with not clearly visible stratification with intercalations of siltstones and diamictites

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. de Broin and M. de la Fuente. 1993. Les tortues fossiles d'Argentine: synthese [The fossil turtles of Argentina: synthesis]. Annales de Paléontologie (Invertebrés-Vertebrés) 79(3):169-232 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58702: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.02.2006, edited by Philip Mannion

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