Quebrada del Profeta (Jurassic of Chile)

Where: Antofagasta, Chile (26.0° S, 69.2° W: paleocoordinates 23.1° S, 33.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Quebrada Formation, Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; mudstone

• Pycnodont fishes were collected by G. Arratia H. -P. Schultze in marine sediments of Oxfordian age at the locality of Quebrada del Profeta.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: J. Kriwet. 2000. Revision of Mesturus cordillera Martill et al., 1998 (Actinopterygii, Pycnodontiformes) from the Oxfordian (Upper Jurassic) of Northern Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(3):450-455 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134865: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 18.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
"Mesturus cordillera" = Gyrodus cordillera
"Mesturus cordillera" = Gyrodus cordillera Martill et al. 1998