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Punta San Roman (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Patagonia, Argentina (42.3° S, 64.3° W: paleocoordinates 42.5° S, 61.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: lower Member (Puerto Madryn Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• middle Miocene; del Rio (2004) states that Puerto Madryn Formation is early late Miocene

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified sandstone

• nearshore environment with shallow, warm water, tidal channels, and frequent local storm deposits
• unconsolidated sands with abundant silt

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. Cozzuol. 2001. A "northern" seal from the Miocene of Argentina: Implications for phocid phylogeny and biogeography. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(3):415-421 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59053: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.03.2006

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