Playa Santa Isabel, south (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Chubut, Argentina (43.4° S, 65.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.1° S, 59.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: lower Member (Gaiman Formation), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; mudstone and sandstone

Primary reference: C. Acosta Hospitaleche, L. Castro, C. Tambussi and R. A. Scasso. 2008. Palaeospheniscus patagonicus (Aves, Sphenisciformes): New disoveries from the early Miocene of Argentina. Journal of Paleontology 82(3):565-575 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 80914: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.05.2008

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Taxonomic list

Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea ? hatcheri Ihering 1899 oyster
Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Sphenisciformes -
Palaeospheniscus patagonicus Moreno and Mercerat 1891 penguin
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale