Lago Argentino (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Santa Cruz, Argentina (50.2° S, 72.4° W: paleocoordinates 51.0° S, 66.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• 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

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 176597: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 17.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Vetelia puncta2 Ameghino 1891 armadillo
MACN-A 2139, three osteoderms
 Anseriformes -
Brontornis burmeisteri1 Moreno and Mercerat 1891 waterfowl
MLP 20-88, left femur and tibiotarsus; MLP 20-91, left tarsometatarsus