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East Yauca (Pliocene of Peru)

Where: Peru (15.7° S, 74.5° W: paleocoordinates 15.8° S, 73.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pisco Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Uquian; slightly younger than the SAO horizon

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: C. Muizon, H. G. McDonald, R. Salas and M. Urbina. 2004. The youngest species of the aquatic sloth Thalassocnus and a reassesment of the relationships of the nothrothere sloths (Mammalia: Xenarthra). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(2):387-397 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 84485: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.10.2008

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