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Bahia Inglesa Unit 2 (Miocene of Chile)

Where: Chile (27.1° S, 70.9° W: paleocoordinates 27.4° S, 68.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Bonebed Member (Bahia Inglesa Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Sirenian tooth from the base of the Bonebed Member (Unit 2).

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

• phospatite bonebed

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: S. Walsh and D. Naish. 2002. Fossil seals from late Neogene deposits in South America: A new pinniped (Carnivora, Mammalia) assemblage from Chile. Palaeontology 45(4):821-842 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69730: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.03.2007, edited by Philip Mannion

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