Cerro Chocan (Miocene to of Peru)

Where: Piura, Peru (5.1° S, 80.9° W: paleocoordinates 6.1° S, 77.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: planktonic foraminiferal zones N8 to N9 zone, Montera Formation, Early/Lower Miocene to Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: yellow, sandy limestone

• yellowish sandy organic limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13404: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.03.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Metaxytherium calvertense" = Metaxytherium crataegense
"Metaxytherium calvertense" = Metaxytherium crataegense Simpson 1932 dugong