Aguajito de Castro (Oligocene of Mexico)

Where: Baja California Sur, Mexico (24.3° N, 111.0° W: paleocoordinates 23.1° N, 102.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; phosphatic sandstone

• tropical, near rainforest; high terrigenous influx, short-term coastal regression

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: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186566: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea -