Cerro Azul (Paleocene of Argentina)

Where: Rio Negro, Argentina (38.8° S, 67.9° W: paleocoordinates 41.4° S, 56.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Jagüel Formation (Malargüe Group), Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• Bottom of the section

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; mudstone and siltstone

• Inner shelf to subtidal environment
• Laminated mudstones and siltstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Z. Brandoni et al. in 2007

• Museo Cinco Saltos, Río Negro

•Zulma Brandoni & co-workers of the Museo de La Plata, La Pampa, and Comahue Universities

Primary reference: M. S. de la Fuente, M. S. Fernández, A. Parras and Y. Herrera. 2009. Euclastes meridionalis (DE LA FUENTE & CASADÍO) (Testudines: Pancheloniidae) from Danian levels of the Jagüel Formation at Cerro Azul, Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen 253(2/3):327-339 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141237: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 21.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
Euclastes meridionalis de la Fuente and Casadio 2000 turtle
MCSPv 158 (lower jaw, right scapular girdle, right humerus, caudal vertebrae and carapace fragments of one adult specimen)