Bajada del Diablo (Eocene of Peru)

Where: Ica, Peru (14.5° S, 75.9° W: paleocoordinates 16.8° S, 68.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Otuma Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• stated to be lower Oligocene, but more recent data indicates that the Otuma Fm. is Priabonian

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Acosta Hospitaleche and M. Stucchi. 2005. Nuevos restos terciarios de Spheniscidae (Aves, sphenisciformes) procedentes de la Costa del Peru. Revista española de paleontología 20(1):1-5 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100331: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.12.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Spheniscidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 penguin