Coy Inlet (Miocene of Argentina)

Also known as Boca del Coyle, Río Coyle

Where: Santa Cruz, Argentina (51.0° S, 69.2° W: paleocoordinates 51.6° S, 63.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Santa Cruz Formation, Santacrucian (17.5 - 16.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by C. Ameghino, J.B. Hatcher, B. Brown, E.S. Riggs

Primary reference: S. F. Vizcaíno, R. F. Kay, and M. S. Bargo. 2012. Background for a paleoecological study of the Santa Cruz Formation (late Early Miocene) on the Atlantic Coast of Patagonia. In S. F. Vizcaí­no, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 1-22 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176576: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 17.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Nesodon imbricatus2 Owen 1846 notoungulate
YPM-VPPU 15215, cranium, mandible; 15967, femur, tibia
Adinotherium ovinum2 Owen 1846 notoungulate
YPM-VPPU 1531, humerus, ulna, femur, tibia
 Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
Interatherium excavatum2 notoungulate
YPM-VPPU 15043, cranium and mandible
Interatherium robustum2 Ameghino 1891 notoungulate
YPM-VPPU 15293, cranium
 Notoungulata - Protypotheriidae
Protypotherium praerutilum2 Ameghino 1887 notoungulate
YPM-VPPU 15386, cranium, mandible, humerus, femur, tibia
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
"Proeutatus lagena" = Eutatus lagena5, Prozaedyus sp.5, "Prozaedyus proximus" = Prozaedius proximus5
"Proeutatus lagena" = Eutatus lagena5 Ameghino 1887 armadillo
YPM-VPPU 15613, skull, mandible, postskeleton
Prozaedyus sp.5 Ameghino 1891 armadillo
YPM-VPPU 15604, skull and humerus
"Prozaedyus proximus" = Prozaedius proximus5 Ameghino 1887 armadillo
YPM-VPPU 15567, skull and pes
 Cingulata - Peltephilidae
Peltephilus pumilus5 Ameghino 1887 edentate
YPM-VPPU 15391
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Hapalops sp.1 Ameghino 1887 edentate
YPM-VPPU 15005, incomplete postcranial skeleton; YPM-VPPU 15813, scapula; YPM-VPPU 15264, mandible and postcrania
 Xenarthra -
Stegotherium tauberi5 Gonzalez and Scilalto-Yané 2008 edentate
YPM-VPPU 15566, skull and postcrania ("Coy Inlet?") see also ref 70052
 Ungulata - Proterotheriidae
Tetramerorhinus mixtum2 eutherian
YPM-VPPU 15017, humerus, ulna
Thoatherium minusculum2 Ameghino 1887 eutherian
YPM-VPPU 15240, cranium; 15714, mandible; 15719, mandible; 15724, cranium
Diadiaphorus majusculus2 Ameghino 1887 eutherian
YPM-VPPU 15799, mandible
 Sparassodonta -
Cladosictis patagonica3 Ameghino 1887 metatherian
PU 15704 = CMNH 2893, dentary p2-m4
 Sparassodonta - Borhyaenidae
Borhyaena tuberata4 Ameghino 1887 metatherian
FMNH 13253, 13266; USNM 15701