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Cantera de la Pala Mécanica (MPCA) (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Also known as Cinco Saltos, Lago Pellegrini

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (38.8° S, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.7° S, 52.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Anacleto Formation (Neuquén Group), Early/Lower Campanian to Early/Lower Campanian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• lower part of Allen Formation, Rio Colorado Subgroup - reassigned to Anacleto Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; medium-grained, coarse, yellow sandstone

• "medium to coarse light yellowish friable sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Abel in 1975-1983

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Listed as 1983 in Bonaparte (1996)

Primary reference: J. F. Bonaparte and F. E. Novas. 1985. Abelisaurus comahuensis, n.g., n.sp., Carnosauria del Crétacico Tardio de Patagonia [Abelisaurus comahuensis, n.gen., n.sp., Carnosauria from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia]. Ameghiniana 21(2-4):259-265 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32339: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.06.2003, edited by Roger Benson and Jonathan Tennant

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