Cañada de la Luz, San Juan de la Costa (Oligocene of Mexico)

Where: Baja California Sur, Mexico (24.4° N, 110.8° W: paleocoordinates 23.2° N, 102.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: San Juan Member (El Cien Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; phosphatic mudstone

• phosphatic mudstones, siltstones, sandstones, conglomerates, and tuff

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. E. Hernández Cisneros, G. González Barba, and R. E. Fordyce. 2017. Oligocene cetaceans from Baja California Sur, Mexico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 69(1):149-173 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186570: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Cetacea - Kekenodontidae
? Kekenodontidae indet. Mitchell 1989 whale
MHN-UABCS_EcTm12//67/216
 Cetacea - Squalodontidae
? Squalodontidae indet. Brandt 1873 toothed whale
MHN-UABCS_EcSj25/39/157