Station 39 - Pilsbry (1944) (Eocene of Peru)

Also known as Station 39 (collection 43)

Where: Peru (8.8° S, 74.5° W: paleocoordinates 11.3° S, 65.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Pink limestone, overlying upper cretaceous deposits. Freshwater deposits of Oligocene and possibly Miocene age overlie the limestone.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; red, cherty/siliceous limestone

• Pink limestone with silicified fossils

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, recrystallized, replaced with silica

Reposited in the ANSP

Collection methods: bulk,

• Slabs containing only mono-specific assemblage. Specimens repositered in Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Primary reference: H. A. Pilsbry. 1944. Molluscan fossils from the Rio Pachitea and vicinity in eastern Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96:137-153 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41332: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Contains only one species from mono-specific slab