Where: Argentina (50.5° S, 72.3° W: paleocoordinates 53.0° S, 62.5° W)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Lower Member (Centinela Formation), Lutetian (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)
• From succesion of siltstones, tuff and fine-grained sandstones in the lower part of the Centinela Formation, immediately overlying a prominent ash bed, dated at 46 Ma. Collection from approximately 40-150 m in the stratigraphic column of Casadio et al. (2000).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, tuffaceous siltstone and fine-grained, tuffaceous sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Mentioned in section description, not apparent these were collected.
Primary reference: S. Casadio, R. M. Feldmann, and K.A. Foland. 2000. 40Ar/39Ar age and oxygen isotope temperature of the Centinela Formation, southwestern Argentina: An Eocene age for crustacean-rich "Patagonian" beds. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 13:123-132 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 43005: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 08.08.2004
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