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Puerto ArazatÝ (San Jose fm) (Neogene to of Uruguay)

Where: San JosÚ, Uruguay (34.6° S, 57.0° W: paleocoordinates 34.6° S, 55.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: San JosÚ Formation, Montehermosan to Montehermosan (6.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• The currently available biostratigraphic data limits the age of the San JosÚ formation from the Montehermosan to Ensenadan.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, pebbly, gray, green, yellow, silty sandstone

• The sediment is a gray.greenish-yellow fine silty sand containing scattered pebbles

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: FC-DPV

Primary reference: H. G. McDonald and D. Perea. 2002. The large Scelidothere Catonyx tarijensis (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae) from the Pleistocene of Uruguay. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3):677-683 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139924: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 21.02.2013

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