Between Río Chico and Cañadón Hondo (Field 417) (Oligocene to of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.6° S, 67.8° W: paleocoordinates 46.4° S, 61.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Oligocene to Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 11.6 Ma)

• The well starts about 65 meters below the level of Pampa Castillo on the Patagonia horizon, and the fossil plants come from a depth of 35 to 37 meters.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified, gray tuff

• The matrix is a gray, rather friable tuff.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original cellulose

Collected by Scarritt Patagonian Expedition (Juan Roux) in November, 1931

Primary reference: E. W. Berry. 1932. Fossil plants from Chubut territory collected by the Scarritt Patagonian Expedition. American Museum Novitates (536)1-10 [C. Jaramillo/J. Ceballos/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141183: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juliana Ceballos on 21.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Fagales - Nothofagaceae
 Fagales - Fagaceae
Fagus subferruginea Dusen 1899 beech