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Talara Tar Seeps (Pleistocene of Peru)

Where: Peru (4.7° S, 80.5° W: paleocoordinates 4.7° S, 80.5° W)

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: tar

• dated by faunal comparison

Collection methods: quarrying, sieve

Primary reference: R. R. H. Lemon and C. S. Churcher. 1961. Pleistocene Geology and Paleontology of the Talara Region, Northwest Peru. American Journal of Science 259:410-429 [J. Alroy/K. Sears/M. Uhen] more details

PaleoDB collection 71346: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Karen Sears on 12.03.1999, edited by Richard Hulbert, Matthew Clapham, Evangelos Vlachos and John Alroy

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