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Valle de Santa María (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Catamarca, Argentina (26.7° S, 66.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.9° S, 64.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Fundacíon Miguel Lillo, Tucumán 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 87201: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 09.03.2009

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