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Copoya TM-1 (Eocene of Mexico)

Also known as Reef 3369

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (16.7° N, 93.1° W: paleocoordinates 18.5° N, 83.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: San Juan Formation (La Esperanza Group), Lutetian (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• middle part of the formation - age given as middle Eocene - most likely Lutetian based on coll. 45920

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• thin coralline-dasycladacean algae-coral biostromes

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: S. H. Frost and R. L. Langenheim, Jr. 1974. Cenozoic Reef Biofacies. Chicago, Northern Illinois University Press 1-388 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85735: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 14.01.2009

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