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RHM Locality 4 (Miocene of Ecuador)

Where: Azuay, Ecuador (3.3° S, 79.1° W: paleocoordinates 3.7° S, 77.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Letrero Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine deltaic; lithology not reported

• The Letrero Formation is

•composed of lacustrine sediments with strong fluvial clastic

•input and contains siltstones and fine-grained sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Duke University and Escuela Politécnica Nacional in 1987

• MEPN, Museo de Historia Natural "Gustavo Orcés", Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

Primary reference: A. A. Carlini, M. C. Castro, R.H. Madden and G.J. Scillato-Yané. 2014. A new species of Dasypodidae (Xenarthra: Cingulata) from the late Mioceneof northwestern South America: implications in the Dasypodini phylogeny and diversity. Historical Biology 26(6):728-736 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 166501: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 16.02.2015

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