Comallo (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Río Negro, Argentina (41.0° S, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.6° S, 65.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Collón Curá Formation, Colloncuran (15.5 - 13.8 Ma)

• "outcrops probably belonging to the pyroclastic Collón Curá Formation... Conlloncuran SALMA... middle Miocene"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; white tuff

• "whitish tuffs"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Guillermo Aguirre-Zabala

• specimen is in the Museo Asociación Palaeontológica Bariloche

Primary reference: S. Bertelli, L. M. Chiappe, and C. Tambussi. 2007. A new phorusrhacid (Aves: Cariamae) from the Middle Miocene of Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2):409-419 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74646: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 21.08.2007, edited by Jelle Zijlstra and Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Chelonoidis cf. gringorum1 Simpson 1942 turtle
APB collection
Aves
 Cariamae - Phorusrhacidae
Kelenken guillermoi n. gen. n. sp.
Kelenken guillermoi n. gen. n. sp. Bertelli et al. 2007 terror bird
Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Myrmecophagidae
? Neotamandua australis n. sp.2 Scillato-Yané and Carlini 1998 edentate
MLP 91-IX-6-5, humerus, holotype; MLP 91-IX-4-23, distal humerus