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southeast of Cerro Algarrobito (Cretaceous of Chile)

Also known as Chañarcillo

Where: Atacama, Chile (28.0° S, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 31.9° S, 50.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hornitos Formation, Late/Upper Cretaceous (99.7 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; calcareous marl

• "a calcareous-marly bed"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Chong Diaz in 1985

Primary reference: P. Salinas, P. Sepúlveda, and L. G. Marshall. 1991. Hallazgo de restos oseos de dinosaurios (saurópodos) en la Formación Pajonales (Cretácico Superior), Sierra de Almeyda, Región de Antofagasta, Chile: implicancia cronológica [Discovery of skeletal remains of dinosaurs (sauropods) in the Pajonales Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Sierra de Almeyda, Antofagasta Region, Chile: chronological implications]. 6e Congreso Geológico Chileño, Viña del Mar. Resumenes Expandidos. Servicio Nacional de Geología y Mineria, Chile 534-537 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 51671: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.06.2005