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Rio de las Minos (Eocene of Chile)

Where: Chile (53.1° S, 71.1° W: paleocoordinates 55.3° S, 61.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Loreto Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• late Eocene or Eocene-Oligocene boundary

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; concretionary, glauconitic sandstone

• well-sorted marine sandstones with glauconitic and concretionary horizons

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: M. A. Sallaberry, R. E. Yury-Yanez, R. A. Otero, S. Soto-Acuna, and T. G. Torres. 2010. Eocene birds from the western margin of southernmost South America. Journal of Paleontology 84(6):1061-1070 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 99478: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.11.2010

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