Alemania locality (Eocene of Argentina)

Also known as Proterocara argentina type locality

Where: Salta, Argentina (25.3° S, 65.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.7° S, 56.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Faja Verde II Member (Lumbrera Formation), Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Subgroup: Santa Barabara

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; fine-grained sandstone and gray claystone

• lake of low-energy, of freshwater chemistry, and surrounded by low-relief vegetated areas sporadically flooded

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Cecilia Del Papa

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Repository: Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina (CNS-V)

Primary reference: M. C. Malabarba, O. Zuleta, and C. D. Papa. 2006. Proterocara argentina, a New Fossil Cichlid from the Lumbrera Formation, Eocene of Argentina. Journal of Paleontology 26(2):267-275 [S. Peters/S. McMullen/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134349: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 08.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cichliformes - Cichlidae
Proterocara argentina n. gen. n. sp. Malabarba et al. 2006 cichlid
Gymnogeophagus eocenicus n. sp. Malabarba et al. 2010 cichlid