Where: Philippines (15.2° N, 121.0° E: paleocoordinates 15.2° N, 121.0° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Tartaro Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Tartaro Fm, which lies Makapilapi Fm (Late Miocene) and the Alat Conglomerate Mbr of the Guadalupe Fm (Pleistocene). THICKNESS: 150 m for fm. AGE: Pliocene according to Table 1 of Kanno et al. (1982), lying between Late Miocene (Makapilapi Fm) and Pleistocene Alat Cgl. Mbr. Biostratigraphic data presented in text (Table 2) suggests a Late Miocene age. Gonzales et al. (1971) place the Tartaro Fm in the Pliocene-Pleistocene) based on benthic foraminifera. Author, however follows Shuto's (1969, 1971) molluscan biostratigraphy and correlates the Tartaro Fm to the Late Miocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within formation.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lagoonal; unlithified, coarse-grained, shelly/skeletal, conglomeratic sandstone and gray, green, silty sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: surface (in situ),
• COLLECTORS: S. Kanno and N. L. Caagusan (1981). REPOSITORY: Joetsu University of Education, Japan.
Primary reference: S. Kanno, S. O'Hara, and N. L. Caagusan. 1982. Molluscan fauna from the Tartaro Formation (Upper Miocene) of Central Luzon, Philippines. Contributions to the Geology and Palaeontology of Southeast Asia 24:51-128 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 70138: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 19.03.2007
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