Eocaiman cavernensis holotype locality (Notostylops Beds) (Eocene of Argentina)

Also known as South of Lake ColhuƩ Huapƭ

Where: Chubut, Argentina (45.5° S, 68.8° W: paleocoordinates 48.0° S, 59.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Sarmiento Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• Recently considered as Sarmiento Formation by Raigemborn et al. (2010), and dated to the Barrancan SALMA

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH

• Eocaiman cavernensis found by G. G. Simpson and J. Hernandez during the Scarritt Patagonian Expedition. The author states that Eocaiman is from an "extraordinarily ricn and varied fauna".

Primary reference: G. G. Simpson. 1933. A new crocodilian from the Notostylops beds of Patagonia. American Museum Novitates 623:1-9 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38172: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 17.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Eocaiman cavernensis n. gen. n. sp.
Eocaiman cavernensis n. gen. n. sp. Simpson 1933 crocodilian
Most of Front parts of skull and jaws.