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Gaillard Cut (Miocene of Panama)

Where: Panama (9.1° N, 79.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.5° N, 77.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cucaracha Formation, Early/Lower Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• a 45 m thick section according to Whitmore and Stewart 1965, but "from a narrow stratigraphic interval" (MacFadden and Higgins 2004)

•formation is different from Woodring 1957 - see MacFadden 2006 for more info

•early Hemingfordian in age, from the early Miocene (MacFadden et al., 2014).

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: I. Ferrusquia-Villafranca. 1978. Bol Univ Nac Aut Mex Inst Geol 101:193-321 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18725: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Mark Uhen

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