Juruá River (Miocene of Brazil)

Also known as Jurua River

Where: Brazil (7.7° S, 72.5° W: paleocoordinates 8.0° S, 70.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Solimoes Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• The outcrops along the Jurua River belong to the Solimoes Formation, considered to be of Mio-Pliocene age on the basis of pollen, vertebrates and invertebrates (Bergqvist et al. 1999).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithology not reported

• This formation is a fluvio-lacustrine deposit (Bergqvist et al., 1999).

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Miranda-Ribeiro. 1938. Plicodontinia mourai. Livro Jubilar do Professor Lauro Travassos 319-321 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 57989: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.01.2006, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Mourasuchus amazonensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Mourasuchus amazonensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Price 1964 crocodilian
DGM-526-R - holotype - nearly complete skull with associated left hemimandible
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Trichechidae
Trichechus sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 manatee
precise locality information is lacking
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 Odontoceti - Iniidae
Plicodontinia mourai n. gen. n. sp.
Plicodontinia mourai n. gen. n. sp. Miranda-Ribeiro 1938 toothed whale