Puesto Estancia La Costa Fossiliferous Level 7.2 (Miocene of Argentina)

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

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

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Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, sandy claystone and tuffaceous, silty sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. S. Bargo, N. Toledo, and S. F. VizcaĆ­no. 2012. Paleobiology of the Santacrucian sloths and anteaters (Xenarthra, Pilosa). In S. F. VizcaĆ­no, 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176643: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 20.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Megatherioidea - Megalonychidae
Eucholoeops ingens n. sp. Ameghino 1887 edentate
Neotype: MPM-PV 3401, skull and postcrania. See also ref 71644