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Ranche de Avila (MLP) (Cretaceous to of Argentina)

Also known as Rancho de Ávila

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (39.7° S, 68.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.6° S, 49.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Neuquén Group, Cenomanian to Cenomanian (99.7 - 70.6 Ma)

• from a level 30 m below top of canyon

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and marl

• "light sandstones with multi-coloured marls similar to those of Agua del Caño"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Roth & Schiller in 1921-1923; reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: F. v. Huene. 1929. Los sauriquios y ornitisquios del Cretáceo argentino. Anales del Museo de La Plata, serie 2 3:1-196 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 51581: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.06.2005

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