Punta Viracho, Concordia (Pleistocene of Argentina)

Where: Entre Ríos, Argentina (31.4° S, 58.1° W: paleocoordinates 31.4° S, 58.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: El Palmar Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• The age of this unit was confirmed as Lujanense Mammal Age (late Pleistocene) by the presence of Stegomastodon platensis (Ameghino).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified, medium-grained, coarse, brown, red, yellow, sandy lithology not reported

• The sediments that comprise this unit were deposited in a fluvial environment, during the last interglacial.
• Lithology: This consists of medium and coarse sand, reddish and yellow ocher, in which are interspersed lenses of boulders and pebbles of chalcedony and opal, which are very common in the large petrified logs.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: permineralized, original carbon

Collected in 1990-1993; reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: M. Brea and A. F. Zucol. 2001. Maderas fósiles de Combretaceae de la Formación El Palmar (Pleistoceno), Entre Ríos, Argentina. Ameghiniana 38(4):409-417 [C. Jaramillo/J. Ceballos/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137203: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juliana Ceballos on 12.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Myrtales - Combretaceae
Terminalioxylon concordiensis n. sp. Brea and Zucol 2001