Esmeraldas Palm Nut (Miocene to of Ecuador)

Where: Esmeraldas, Ecuador (0.8° S, 79.7° W: paleocoordinates 1.2° S, 78.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Punta Gorda Formation, Late/Upper Miocene to Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 3.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Brown. 1956. Ivory-nut palm from Late Tertiary of Ecuador. Science 123(3208):1131-1132 [E. Kowalski/E. Kowalski/E. Kowalski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34253: authorized by Elizabeth Kowalski, entered by Elizabeth Kowalski on 22.08.2003

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