San Fernando Norte (Pliocene of Argentina)

Where: Belén, Argentina (27.3° S, 66.9° W: paleocoordinates 27.4° S, 65.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Andahuala Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Candela and Bonini, 2017: Cavia sp. from upper levels of Andahuala Formation (ca. 4.74 Ma)

•Bonini and Brandon, 2015: Pyramiodontherium sp. from upper levels of Andahuala Formation (ca. 4.91Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, lenticular, medium-grained sandstone and lithified, lenticular conglomerate

• Bonini and Brandon, 2015: medium grained light brown cross-stratified sandstone and interbedded facies of coarse-grained sandstone to conglomerate with lenticular stratification

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Pyramiodontherium sp. collected by Bonini and collaborators and currently housed in the Museo Arqueológico Provincial “Condor Huasi”, Belén, Argentina.

Primary reference: A. M. Candela and R. A. Bonini. 2017. A new guinea pig (Rodentia, Caviomorpha) from northwestern Argentina: Implications for the origin of the genus Cavia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e1352591 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189824: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.11.2017, edited by Grace Varnham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Cavia cabrerai n. sp. Candela and Bonini 2017 guinea pig
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Pyramiodontherium sp. Rovereto 1914 edentate