Las Playas (Miocene to of Argentina)

Where: Cordoba, Argentina (32.4° S, 63.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° S, 61.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Huayquerian to Huayquerian (9.0 - 6.8 Ma)

• "La antiguedad de la fauna es Pliocena, entre las edades Huaqueriense y Montehermosense".

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. L. Kraglievich and O. Reig. 1954. Un nuevo Procionido del Plioceno de Las Playas (Provincia de Córdoba). Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina 9(9):210-231 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140630: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 13.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata -
Tupinambis sp. Daudin 1802 tegu
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Xotodontidae
Xotodontidae indet. Ameghino 1889 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Haplodontheriidae
cf. Trigodonops sp. Kraglievich 1930 notoungulate
 Rodentia - Hydrochoeridae
Cardiatherium sp. Ameghino 1883 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Neosteiromys sp. Rovereto 1914 porcupine
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Cyonasua groeberi n. sp. Kraglievich and Reig 1954 procyonid carnivore
 Xenarthra - Dasypodidae
Dasypodidae indet. Gray 1821 armadillo
 Litopterna - Proterotheriidae
Proterotheriidae indet. Ameghino 1887 eutherian