Cerro RucaƱanco (Miocene of Chile)

Where: Malleco, Chile (38.7° S, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.2° S, 67.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Rio Pedregoso Member (Cura-Mallin Formation), Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• Text comments only state that the fossil comes from the upper member. Figure 1 describes such member as the Rio Pedregoso Member. The detailed stratigraphy of the area, which represents a fluvio-lacustrine environment, has been provided by Suarez and Emparan (1988, 1995).

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithology not reported

• The detailed stratigraphy of the area, which represents a fluvio-lacustrine environment, has been provided by Suarez and Emparan (1988, 1995).

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. M. Azpelicueta and A. Rubilar. 1998. A Miocene Nematogenys (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Nematogenyidae) from South-Central Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3):475-483 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137122: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 10.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Nematogenyidae
Nematogenys cuivi n. sp. Azpelicueta and Rubilar 1998 catfish
CPUC Lonq (R)/7 (holotype); CPUC Lonq (R)/9, CPUC Lonq (R)/10 (paratypes)