Paso Muñoz bridge (Pleistocene of Uruguay)

Also known as Sopas creek

Where: Salto, Uruguay (31.3° S, 57.0° W: paleocoordinates 31.2° S, 57.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Lujanian mammal zone, Sopas Formation, Lujanian (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• The mammals from the Sopas Formation are the dominant group that convey biostratigraphic, climatic and environmental information. These rocks are biostratigraphically correlated to the Lujanian Stage/Age of Buenos Aires province

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; conglomerate and conglomeratic sandstone

• was deposited predominantly under fluvial conditions but also shows paleosols in some places
• conglomerates, conglomerate sandstones, siltstones and sandy siltstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: MACNU

Primary reference: F. J. Prevosti, M. Ubilla, and D. Perea. 2009. Large extinct canids from the Pleistocene of Uruguay: systematic, biogeographic and paleoecological remarks. Historical Biology 21(1-2):79-89 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140159: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 04.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Carnivora - Canidae
Protocyon troglodytes Lund 1838 canid
Dusicyon avus Burmeister 1866 Falkland Island wolf