Yajalon (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Tumbala

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.4° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 88.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• originally reported as Oligocene. Age after Barnes 2002.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: F. K. G. Mullerried. 1932. Pimer hallazgo de un sirenido fosil en la Republica Mexicana. Anales del Instituto de Biologia de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 3:71-73 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49877: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Sirenia - Sirenia