Sud-Sacaco East (Miocene of Peru)

Where: Peru (15.6° S, 74.7° W: paleocoordinates 15.8° S, 73.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pisco Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Foremerly referred to as the "sirenian horizon" or "sirenian zone". See Amson et al. 2015.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. de Muizon and D. P. Domning. 1985. The first records of fossil sirenians in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section C: Sciences de la Terre: Paleontologie, Geologie, Mineralogie 7(3):189-213 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 131911: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.08.2012

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Thalassocnus sp. Muizon and McDonald 1995 edentate