Puesto Estancia La Costa Fossiliferous Level 6: Santacrucian, Argentina

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Sparassodonta
Arctodictis munizi Mercerat 1891
Forasiepi et al. 2004 2 specimens
MACN A 5915-5917, jaws and 5918-5921, jaws and postcrania (each a single individual)
Mammalia - Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
Interatherium sp. Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Protypotherium cf. attenuatum Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
synonym of Protypotherium praerutilum
Mammalia - Notoungulata
Hegetotherium mirabile Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Adinotherium sp. Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Adinotherium ovinum (Owen 1846)
Cassini et al. 2012
MPM-PV 3532, cranium
Mammalia - Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae
Astrapotherium magnum (Owen 1853)
Tauber 1997
Astrapotherium cf. magnum (Owen 1853)
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Cingulata - Propalaehoplophoridae
Propalaehoplophorinae indet. (Ameghino 1891)
Vizcaíno et al. 2012
original and current combination Propalaehoplophoridae
MPM-PV 3417, fragment of carapace
Propalaehoplophorus australis (Moreno 1882)
Vizcaíno et al. 2012
original and current combination Hoplophorus australis
MPM-PV 3419, mandible and partial carapace
Mammalia - Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Proeutatus cf. deleo (Ameghino 1891)
Tauber 1997
original and current combination Eutatus deleo
Mammalia - Cingulata - Chlamyphoridae
Prozaedyus proximus (Ameghino 1887)
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Megalonychidae
cf. Hapalops sp. Ameghino 1887
Bargo et al. 2012
MPM-PV 3404, incomplete skull and postcrania
Eucholoeops sp. Amegino 1887
Bargo et al. 2012
MPM-PV 3402, postcrania
Eucholoeops cf. fronto Ameghino 1891
Bargo et al. 2012
MPM-PV 3403, skull, mandible, postcrania
Eucholoeops fronto Ameghino 1891
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Panameriungulata - Proterotheriidae
Licaphrium floweri Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Thoatherium sp. Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Thoatherium cf. minusculum Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Rodentia - Neoepiblemidae
Perimys cf. erutus Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Rodentia
Acarechimys minutus Patterson and Pascual 1967
Tauber 1997
Eocardia perforata Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
synonym of Eocardia robusta
Neoreomys australis Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Neoreomys cf. australis Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Primates - Homunculidae
Homunculus patagonicus Ameghino 1891
Tauber 1997
Reptilia - Falconidae
Thegornis musculosus Ameghino 1894
1 specimen
MPM-PV 3433, almost complete skeleton
Reptilia - Cariamiformes - Cariamidae
Cariaminae indet. Bonaparte 1853
1 specimen
MPM-PV 3510, tibiotarsus fragment
Reptilia - Gruiformes - Phorusrhacidae
Phororhacos longissimus Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
recombined as Phorusrhacos longissimus
Psilopterus australis Moreno and Mercerat 1891
Tauber 1997
synonym of Psilopterus lemoinei
Patagornis marshi Moreno and Mercerat 1891
1 specimen
MPM-PV 4342, sternum
see common names

Geography
Country:Argentina State/province:Santa Cruz
Coordinates: 51.2° South, 69.1° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:51.8° South, 63.4° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Altitude:0 meters
Geographic resolution:small collection
Time
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
Stage:Burdigalian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
Key time interval:Santacrucian
Age range of interval:17.40000 - 16.20000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Formation:Santa Cruz Member:Estancia La Costa
Stratigraphic resolution:formation
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:green sandy claystone
Secondary lithology:tuffaceous silty sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:paleoecologic analysis
Metadata
Database number:176603
Authorizer:J. Zijlstra, P. Mannion Enterer:J. Zijlstra, M. Kouvari
Modifier:M. Kouvari Research group:vertebrate
Subset of collection #:142533
Created:2016-02-17 23:58:47 Last modified:2020-06-17 04:29:10
Access level:the public Released:2016-02-17 23:58:47
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

58178. F. J. Degrange, J. I. Noriega, and J. I. Areta. 2012. Diversity and paleobiology of the Santacrucian birds. In S. F. Vizcaíno, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 138-155 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra]

Secondary references:

58223 M. S. Bargo, N. Toledo, and S. F. Vizcaíno. 2012. Paleobiology of the Santacrucian sloths and anteaters (Xenarthra, Pilosa). In S. F. Vizcaíno, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 216-242 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra]
58224 G. H. Cassini, E. Cerdeño, A. L. Villafañe and N. A. Muñoz. 2012. Paleobiology of Santacrucian native ungulates (Meridiungulata: Astrapotheria, Litoptera and Notoungulata). In S. F. Vizcaíno, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 243-286 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra]
58303 A. Forasiepi, F. J. Goin, and A. A. Tauber. 2004. Las especies de Arctodictis Mercerat, 1891 (Metatheria, Borhyaenidae), grandes carnívoros del Mioceno de América del Sur. Revista Española de Paleontología 19(1):1-22 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra]
70785 A. A. Tauber. 1997. Bioestratigrafía de la Formación Santa Cruz (Mioceno Inferior) en el extremo sudeste de la Patagonia. Ameghiniana 34(4):517-529 [P. Mannion/M. Kouvari]
72751 A. A. Tauber. 1999. Los vertebrados de la Formacion Santa Cruz (Mioceno inferior-medio) en el extremo sureste de la Patagonia y su significado paleoecológico. Revista Espagnola de Paleontologia 14(2):173-182 [P. Mannion/M. Kouvari]
58206 S. F. Vizcaíno, J. C. Fernicola, and M. S. Bargo. 2012. Paleobiology of Santacrucian glyptodonts and armadillos (Xenarthra, Cingulata). In S. F. Vizcaí­no, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 194-215 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra]