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Punta la Colorada (Pliocene of Ecuador)

Also known as CRB123

Where: Esmeraldas, Ecuador (0.6° S, 80.5° W: paleocoordinates 0.8° S, 79.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Onzole Formation), Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Age after Boessenecker et al., 2019.

•Onzole Fm. considered Miocene in Longbottom (1979). Most recently, Punta La Colorada locality has been considered Pliocene by Cione et al. 2007, based on Aalto and Miller, 1999.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. E. Longbottom. 1979. Miocene Sharks' teeth from Ecuador. Bulletin of The British Museum (Natural History) Geology 32:57-70 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151705: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 10.10.2013

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