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Chanaral de Aceituno (Miocene to of Chile)

Where: Huasco, Chile (29.1° S, 71.5° W: paleocoordinates 29.6° S, 68.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Coquimbo Formation, Miocene to Miocene (23.0 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

• fossiliferous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Chavez. 2007. Sobre la presencia de Paraptenodytes y Palaeospheniscus (Aves: Sphenisciformes) en la Formacion Bahia Inglesa, Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 80:255-259 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100178: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.12.2010

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