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Quebrada de Santo Domingo (1572 m) (Eocene of Argentina)

Where: La Rioja, Argentina (28.5° S, 68.8° W: paleocoordinates 30.6° S, 60.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Santo Domingo Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• two closely spaced beds; orig. assigned to Late Triassic/Early Jurassic; radiometrically dated to late Eocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

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

Primary reference: S. de Valais and R. N. Melchor. 2008. Ichnotaxonomy of bird-like footprints: an example from the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic of northwest Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(1):145-159 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 80864: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.05.2008, edited by Richard Butler

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