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Mine K-11 (Pliocene of Nicaragua)

Also known as San Rafael del Sur

Where: Nicaragua (11.8° N, 86.4° W: paleocoordinates 11.9° N, 86.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: El Salto Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; gray, yellow shale and sandstone

• marine regressive shelf to a deltaic environment
• light olive gray to grayish yellow green smectitic shale overlain by oyster-bearing very pale orange and pale yellowish orange, hematitic ocquinoid limestones and bioclastic sands

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. G. Lucas, R. Garcia, E. Espinoza, G. E. Alvarado, L. Hde Mendoza and E. Vega. 2008. The fossil mammals of Nicaragua. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 44:417-429 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 86947: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.02.2009

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