Where: Atacama, Chile (27.1° S, 70.9° W: paleocoordinates 27.4° S, 68.9° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Bahía Inglesa Formation, Tortonian to Tortonian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)
• "Tortonian-Messinian in age (Gutstein et al., 2009), as indicated by Strontium isotope dating of 6.8 ± 1.3 million years at the top of the sequence"
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, fine-grained, muddy sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: "The specimen was found by amateur collectors"
•Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile collection
Primary reference: G. Mayr and D. Rubilar-Rogers. 2010. Osteology of a new giant bony-toothed bird from the Miocene of Chile, with a revision of the taxonomy of Neogene Pelagornithidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(5):1313-1330 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 99451: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 11.11.2010
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