Masachapa (Neogene of Nicaragua)

Where: Nicaragua (11.8° N, 86.5° W: paleocoordinates 12.0° N, 85.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Neogene (23.0 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coarse-grained, gray sandstone

• light gray and grayish orange coarse-grained to pebbly baslatic sand

Primary reference: S. G. Lucas, R. Garcia, E. Espinoza, G. E. Alvarado, L. Hde Mendoza and E. Vega. 2008. The fossil mammals of Nicaragua. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 44:417-429 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 86962: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium laurillardi Lund 1842 edentate
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth