Puerto Madryn (Miocene of Argentina)

Also known as Bahia Nueva

Where: Chubut, Argentina (42.8° S, 65.0° W: paleocoordinates 43.3° S, 59.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Gaiman Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• age and stratigraphy after Paolucci et al 2019

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; tuffaceous, gray siltstone and tuffaceous, gray sandstone

• light gray tuffaceous siltstones and sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: F. P. Moreno. 1892. Lijeros apuntes sobre dos generos de cetaceos fosiles de la Republica Argentina. Revista del Museo de La Plata 3:393-400 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45885: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.12.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Cetacea -
 Odontoceti -
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Squalodelphinidae
Notocetus vanbenedeni n. gen. n. sp.
Notocetus vanbenedeni n. gen. n. sp. Moreno 1892 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
"Paracetus poucheti n. gen. n. sp." = Diaphorocetus poucheti
"Paracetus poucheti n. gen. n. sp." = Diaphorocetus poucheti Moreno 1892 sperm whale
 Odontoceti - Kentriodontidae
cf. Kentriodon sp. Kellogg 1927 toothed whale