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Cerro Guariro, Castillo (Oligocene of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (11.0° N, 70.5° W: paleocoordinates 9.6° N, 65.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Castillo Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone and shale

• shales, sandstones and conglomerates

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. G. Johnson, M. R. Sanchez-Villagra, and O. A. Aguilera. 2009. The Oligocene-Miocene Transition on Coral Reefs in the Falcon Basin (NM Venezuela). Palaios 24:59-69 [W. Kiessling/M. Nimke] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87067: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Madeleine Nimke on 03.03.2009

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