Also known as Cerro Largo Localities
Where: Cerro Largo, Uruguay (32.3° S, 54.1° W: paleocoordinates 40.2° S, 15.7° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Buena Vista Formation, Late/Upper Triassic (235.0 - 201.6 Ma)
• The fossils of the collection are distributed within an interval of about 20 m. (see measured section in text-fig. in Pineiro et al., 2007).
•Although arguments have been made for a Permian age for this locality, an Early Triassic date seems more likely (see discussion in Dias-da-Silva et al. 2006).
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fluvial; muddy, sandy siliciclastic sediments and intraclastic conglomerate
•"there is a general consensus among authors about the fluvial environmental characterization of the Buena Vista Formation" (Pineiro et al., 2007)
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: FC-DPV = Departamento de Paleontologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Montevideo, Uruguay
Primary reference: G. Pineiro, M. Verde, M. Ubilla and J. Ferigolo. 2003. First Basal Synapsids (“Pelycosaurs”) from the Upper Permian - ?Lower Triassic of Uruguay. Journal of Paleontology 77(2):389-392 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 86401: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 01.02.2009, edited by Richard Butler and Graeme Lloyd
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