Punta Torcida (Eocene of Argentina)

Where: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (54.5° S, 66.4° W: paleocoordinates 56.7° S, 56.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Leticia Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• age after Acosta Hospitaleche & Olivero 2016; originally middle Eocene

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; fine-grained, glauconitic sandstone

• fine-grained, glauconitic, estuarine, and proximal shelf sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: J. A. Clarke, E. B. Olivero, and P. Puerta. 2003. Decription of the earliest fossil penguin from South America, and first Paleogene vertebrate locality of Teirra del Fuego, Argentina. American Museum Novitates 3423:1-18 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59977: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.04.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Palaeeudyptes gunnari Wiman 1905 penguin