Punta Hermengo - Sector G (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: Lujanian mammal zone, Lujanian (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, brown, gray, silty sandstone

• Arid to semiarid conditions
• Arena fina con limo y arcilla subordinados.

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 140807: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 17.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Reithrodon auritus Fischer 1814 bunny rat
Calomys sp. Waterhouse 1837 vesper mouse
 Rodentia - Chinchillidae
Lagostomus maximus Desmarest 1817 plains viscacha
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Microcavia australis Geoffroy and Dorbigny 1833 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Ctenomyidae
Ctenomys sp. de Blainville 1826 caviomorph
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Lestodelphys cf. halli Thomas 1921 Patagonian opussum