Cerro La Matanza (Miocene of Argentina)

Also known as Victoria City

Where: Entre Rios, Argentina (32.6° S, 60.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° S, 58.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Parana Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, calcareous sandstone

• he base of this unit is a fossil-bearing (2–3 m thick) calcareous sandstone with dominantly horizontal bedding where mollusc shells are clearly recognized.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Velez-Juarbe, J. I. Noriega, and B. S. Ferrero. 2012. Fossil dugongidae (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Prana Formatino (Late Miocene) of Entre Rios Province, Argentina. Amghiniana 49(4):585-593 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 141508: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Metaxytherium sp. de Christol 1840 dugong