Cañadón Silva Fossiliferous Level 5.1 (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Santa Cruz, Argentina (51.2° S, 69.1° W: paleocoordinates 51.8° S, 63.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Estancia La Costa Member (Santa Cruz Formation), Santacrucian (17.5 - 16.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176635: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 19.02.2016, edited by Miranta Kouvari

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia -
Spaniomys riparius Ameghino 1887 caviomorph
Stichomys regularis Ameghino 1887 caviomorph
Neoreomys australis Ameghino 1887 caviomorph
 Panameriungulata - Proterotheriidae
Thoatherium minusculum Ameghino 1887 placental
 Megatherioidea - Megalonychidae
Hapalops cf. elongatus Ameghino 1891 edentate
 Notoungulata - Homalodotheriidae
Homalodotherium cunninghami Flower 1884 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
"Adinotherium robustum" = Adinotherium ovinum
"Adinotherium robustum" = Adinotherium ovinum Owen 1846 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
 Sparassodonta -
Cladosictis patagonica Ameghino 1887 metatherian
MPM-PV 3584 - watch out this occurrence also exists in Canadon Silva general locality