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Las Peñas [Tubul Fm] (Pleistocene of Chile)

Where: Chile (37.8° S, 73.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.9° S, 72.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tubul Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Tubul Fm, which is overlies the Ranquil Fm (Late Miocene). AGE: Dated as middle Pliocene (Martínez and Osorio, 1968), late Pliocene (Martínez, 1976), but is regarded as Early Pleistocene in the present publciation, on the basis of macrofossil and microfossil biostratigraphy.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; lithified, tuffaceous, gray, sandy mudstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Possibly lagoonal.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Light-grey, soft tuffaceous sandy mudstone. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, on the basis of figured specimens and facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Biro

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: L. Biró. REPOSITORY: Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

Primary reference: S. N. Nielson and C. Valdovinos. 2008. Early Pleistocene mollusks of the Tubul Formation, south-central Chile. The Nautilus 122(4):201-216 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89241: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 11.05.2009

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