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Grünbein Cantera Relleno Sanitario Level 2 (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina (38.8° S, 62.2° W: paleocoordinates 38.9° S, 59.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Xenodontomys ellipticus zone mammal zone, Cerro Azul Formation, Huayquerian (9.0 - 6.8 Ma)

• a late Huayquerian SALMA age is proposed

•Materials were recovered from two levels at the middle of the exposure. This is level 2

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified, calcareous carbonate

• Level 2 is a calcrete

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ),

• Cátedra de Geología Histórica from the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca

Primary reference: C. M. Deschamps. 2005. Late Cenozoic mammal bio-chronostratigraphy in southwestern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Ameghiniana 42(4):733-750 [D. Croft/D. Croft] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61299: authorized by Darin Croft, entered by Darin Croft on 04.06.2006

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