Sauce town (Pliocene to of Uruguay)

Where: Canelones, Uruguay (34.6° S, 56.1° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° S, 55.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Raigón? Formation, Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.8 Ma)

• Raigón? Formation (Pliocene to early Pleistocene). Assignation to this unit is doubtful

•because it comes from a drill core.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic; green claystone and sandstone

• the remains were collected from a green clay facies interleaved with sandy facies that are characteristic of the Raigón Formation, caution is taken to assign it to this unit because the remains were found in a drill core.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: the remains were found in a drill core.

Primary reference: G. M. Gasparini and M. Ubilla. 2011. Platygonus sp. (Mammalia: Tayassuidae) in Uruguay (Raigón? formation; Pliocene - early Pleistocene), comments about its distribution and paleoenvironmental significance in South America. Journal of Natural History 45(45-46):2855-2870 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo/J. Carrillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140047: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 28.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus sp. Leconte 1848 peccary