Sud-Sacaco West (MTM horizon) (Miocene of Peru)

Where: Peru (15.1° S, 74.1° W: paleocoordinates 15.3° S, 72.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pisco Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• (age after Ehret et al 2012)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; tuffaceous, sandy siltstone and coarse-grained sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Muizon and T. J. DeVries. 1985. Geology and paleontology of late Cenozoic marine deposits in the Sacaco area (Peru). Geologische Rundschau 74(3):547-563 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 89521: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.05.2009

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Taxonomic list

• It is not clear whether any fossils have been collected from the MTM horizon at the Sud-Sacaco West locality. See Muizon & DeVries (1985) figure 3 C.