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Arroyo Potrero del Nogalito/El Churqui (PVL) (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Where: Salta, Argentina (24.6° S, 65.2° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° S, 47.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Los Blanquitos Formation (Salta Group), Campanian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• upper levels of formation; Pirgua Subgroup; level is above that at El Morterito locality

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; gray, green sandstone

• "light greenish-grey fluvial sandstones"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1977

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. E. Powell. 2003. Revision of South American titanosaurid dinosaurs: palaeobiological, palaeobiogeographical and phylogenetic aspects. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum Launceston 111:1-173 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 51567: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.06.2005

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