Hunco (Paleocene to of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (42.6° S, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 45.0° S, 60.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: La Huitrera Formation, Late/Upper Paleocene to Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 37.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine delta front; lithified, coarse-grained tuff

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• -The sediments consisting in silicified tuffs of lacustrine deposit of that Laguna del Hunco (Frenguelli & Paradi, 1941).

•-The sediments in which it was found belong to the "Laguna del Hunco Series" consisting of thin, continuous beds of rhyolitic-dacitic tuff, presumably deposited in fresh water (Romero & Hickey, 1976).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original cellulose, replaced with silica

Primary reference: J. Frenguelli. 1943. Proteáceas del Cenozoico de Patagonia. Notas del Museo de La Plata VIII(52):201-213 [C. Jaramillo/J. Ceballos/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140298: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juliana Ceballos on 07.03.2013, edited by Jessica Moreno

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Taxonomic list

Magnoliopsida
 Brassicales - Akaniaceae
Akania patagonica n. sp.2 Gandolfo et al. 1988
Akania americana n. sp.3 Romero and Hickey 1976
 Proteales - Proteaceae
Lomatia occidentalis Frenguelli 1943
Chusquea
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Chusquea oxyphylla n. sp.1 Frenguelli and Parodi 1941