Cañadón Hondo (Eocene to of Argentina)

Also known as Field number 421-455

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.3° S, 67.8° W: paleocoordinates 47.4° S, 58.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Notostylops mammal zone, Sarmiento Formation, Middle Eocene to Middle Eocene (48.6 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; poorly lithified claystone

• Group of impressions found in laminated clays in Cañadón Hondo.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original cellulose

Collected by Scarritt Patagonian Expedition 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 141241: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juliana Ceballos on 22.03.2013, edited by Jessica Moreno

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Knightia andreae Dusén 1908 hering
Dicotyledonae
 Scrophulariales - Asteridae
Phyllites "sp. 3" Dusén
Single fragment of a leaf (is the same as Phyllites 3 Dusén from the Seymour Island Tertiary)
Embothriophyllum dubium
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Rhoophyllum nordenskjoldi
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Embothrites
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Embothrites "sp." Unger 1861
(Winged seed probably from the same plant as the leaves referred to Embothriophyllum and belonging to the family Proteaceae)