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Cuenca del Tirburon (Pliocene of Chile)

Where: Chile (23.4° S, 70.5° W: paleocoordinates 23.5° S, 69.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: upper Member (Caleta Herradura de Mejillones Formation), Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• upper beds

Environment/lithology: offshore; carbonate

• oceanic and neritic, sporadic upwelling, occurred during major transgressive event
• marine shell bed

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. D. Emslie and C. G. Correa. 2003. A new species of penguin (Spheniscidae: Spheniscus) and other birds from the late Pliocene of Chile. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 116(2):308-316 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100174: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.12.2010

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