Punta Hermengo - Sector B (Pleistocene of Argentina)

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina (38.3° S, 57.8° W: paleocoordinates 38.3° S, 57.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Ensenadan mammal zone, Ensenadan (1.2 - 0.8 Ma)

• "En base a los datos faunísticos disponibles, los sedimentos integrantes del Sector B deben ser referidos a la Edad Ensenadense"

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown, yellow, sandy siltstone

• Arid to semiarid conditions
• Sedimentos de limo a limo arenosos, castaño grisáceos a castaño amarillento.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: E. P. Tonni and F. Fidalgo. 1982. Geología y Paleontología de los sedimentos del Pleistoceno en el área de Punta Hermengo (Miramar, Prov. de Buenos Aires, Rep. Argentina): Aspectos paleoclimáticos. Ameghiniana 19(1-2):79-108 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140803: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 17.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Typotheriidae
"Mesotherium cristatum" = Typotherium cristatum
"Mesotherium cristatum" = Typotherium cristatum Serres 1857 notoungulate
 Xenarthra - Dasypodidae
Tolypeutes pampaeus three-banded armadillo
Eutatus cf. seguini Gervais 1867 armadillo
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Marmosa sp. Gray 1821 mouse opossum