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Love Bone Bed (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Alachua County, Florida (29.6° N, 82.5° W: paleocoordinates 29.8° N, 80.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Alachua Formation, Late/Upper Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the FLMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

• "approximately 15,000 specimens of identifiable, medium- to large-sized mammals": MacFadden and Hulbert 1990

Primary reference: S. D. Webb, B. J. MacFadden, and J. A. Baskin. 1981. Geology and paleontology of the Love Bone Bed from the Late Miocene of Florida. American Journal of Science 281:513-544 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18554: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by John Hunter, Mark Uhen, Richard Hulbert, Jonathan Marcot, Catalina Pimiento, Patricia Holroyd and Philip Mannion

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