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Salinas Grandes de Hidalgo (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: La Pampa, Argentina (37.2° S, 63.6° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° S, 61.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Epecuén Formation, Huayquerian (9.0 - 6.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Museo de La Plata collection

Primary reference: S. F. Vizcaíno and R. A. Fariña. 1999. On the flight capabilities and distribution of the giant Miocene bird Argentavis magnificens (Teratornithidae). Lethaia 32(4):271-278 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87198: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 09.03.2009, edited by Juan Carrillo, Evangelos Vlachos and Jelle Zijlstra

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)