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Punta Buenos Aires (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (42.2° S, 64.3° W: paleocoordinates 42.4° S, 62.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: San Madryn Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; gray, green mudstone and gray, green limestone

• "a transition [zone?] from offshore to littoral environment"
• "The base of the profile has green and gray mudstone and limestone units" and the fossil is from a "mudstone deposit" also shown in a section that indicates it is laminated

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2000

• collection is in the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew

Primary reference: J. I. Noriega and G. Cladera. 2008. First record of an extinct marabou stork in the Neogene of South America. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53(4):593-600 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85116: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 29.11.2008

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