Also known as Rio Pachitea
Where: Peru (10.0° S, 74.9° W: paleocoordinates 14.2° S, 53.5° W)
• coordinate stated in text
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Vivian Formation, Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)
Environment/lithology: deltaic; lithified, massive, fine-grained, coarse, brown, yellow sandstone and lithified, massive, coarse-grained sandstone
•It is not known in which facies the fossils were found.
Size class: macrofossils
• "A single anterior cervical vertebra"
Collected by geologists working for the Socony Vacuum Oil Company in Peru; reposited in the MCZ
Primary reference: M. W. Caldwell and G. L. Bell, Jr. 1995. Halisaurus sp. (Mosasauridae) from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) of east-central Peru, and the taxonomic utility of mosasaur cervical vertebrae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3):532-544 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 98018: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 16.09.2010
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