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

 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Knightia andreae Dusén 1908 hering
 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
Rhoophyllum nordenskjoldi
Embothrites "sp." Unger 1861
(Winged seed probably from the same plant as the leaves referred to Embothriophyllum and belonging to the family Proteaceae)