Puesto Estancia La Costa Fossiliferous Level 7: Santacrucian, Argentina

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Megalonychidae
Hyperleptus sp. Ameghino 1891
Bargo et al. 2012
MPM-PV 4251, sull and mandible
Mammalia - Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
Interatherium robustum Ameghino 1891
Cassini et al. 2012
synonym of Interatherium extensus
MPM-PV 4263, skeleton
Protypotherium attenuatum Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
synonym of Protypotherium praerutilum
Mammalia - Notoungulata - Homalodotheriidae
Homalodotherium cunninghami Flower 1884
Cassini et al. 2012
MPM-PV 3706, fragmentary cranium
Mammalia - Panameriungulata - Proterotheriidae
Diadiaphorus sp. Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
synonym of Proterotherium
Mammalia - Primates - Homunculidae
Homunculus sp. Ameghino 1891
Kay et al. 2012 1 specimen
MPM-PV 3708, mandible
Mammalia - Rodentia - Eocardiidae
Eocardiidae indet. Ameghino 1891
Tauber 1997
Eocardia fissa Ameghino 1891
Candela et al. 2012
recombined as Dicardia fissa
MPM-PV 3683, skull and postcrania
Mammalia - Rodentia
Neoreomys australis Ameghino 1887
Candela et al. 2012
MPM-PV 4339, skull
Neoreomys cf. australis Ameghino 1887
Tauber 1997
Mammalia - Sparassodonta
Borhyaena tuberata Ameghino 1887
MPM-PV 4330, 4380
Cladosictis patagonica Ameghino 1887
MPM-PV 3646
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:local area
Time
Period: Neogene Epoch: Miocene
Stage: Burdigalian 10 m.y. bin: Cenozoic 5
Key time interval: Santacrucian
Age range of interval: 17.4 - 16.2 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Formation:Santa Cruz Member:Estancia La Costa
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
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:176636
Authorizer:J. Zijlstra, P. Mannion Enterer:J. Zijlstra, M. Kouvari
Modifier:M. Kouvari Research group:vertebrate
Subset of collection #:142533
Created:2016-02-19 09:32:49 Last modified:2020-06-17 04:29:26
Access level:the public Released:2016-02-19 09:32:49
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

58202. F. J. Prevosti, A. M. Forasiepi, M. D. Ercoli and G. F. Turazzini. 2012. Paleoecology of the mammalian carnivores (Metatheria, Sparassodonta) of the Santa Cruz Formation (late Early Miocene). In S. F. Vizcaíno, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 173-193 [J. Zijlstra/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]
58225 A. M. Candela, L. L. Rasia, and M. E. Pérez. 2012. Paleobiology of Santacrucian caviomorph rodents: a morphofunctional approach. In S. F. Vizcaíno, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 287-305 [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]
58226 R. F. Kay, J. M. G. Perry, M. Malinzak, K. L. Allen, E. C. Kirk, J. M. Plavcan, and J. G. Fleagle. 2012. Paleobiology of Santacrucian primates. In S. F. Vizcaíno, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 306-330 [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]