Cerro Salto del Toro, bed 12 (Jurassic to of Chile)

Where: Chile (28.3° S, 70.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.6° S, 33.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Toarcian to Late/Upper Toarcian (180.1 - 171.6 Ma)

• The lower part of this part of the section yields Pleydellia and is of uppermost Toarcian age. The upper part contains Bredyia, which is indicative of the Early Aalenian (Manflasensis Zone). Unfortunately, it cannot be determined with certainty, from which part Gervilleioperna has been collected.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. Aberhan

• Repository: Palaeontological Institute of W├╝rzburg University (PIW)

Primary reference: M. Aberhan and A. von Hillebrandt. 1996. Taxonomy, ecology, and palaeobiogeography of Gervilleioperna (Gervilleiognoma) aurita n. subgen, n. sp. (Bivalvia) from the Middle Jurassic of northern Chile. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 70:79-96 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139244: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Malleidae
Gervilleioperna (Gervilleignoma) aurita Aberhan and von Hillebrandt 1996 oyster