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Chucal

Chucal

Chucal is located in the Altiplano (high plateau) of northern Chile at an elevation nearly 4,500 m. As far as we are aware, it is the highest vertebrate fossil locality in the western hemisphere. It is also among the highest vertebrate fossil sites in the world. The area was at a much lower elevation when its fossils were […]

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Field Photos from Northern Chile, Sept. 2001 and Aug. 2004

Field Photos from Northern Chile, Sept. 2001 and Aug. 2004

In September of 2001 we made a second trip to the northern part of Chile to prospect some new sites and do additional collecting of the early Miocene (Santacrucian) locality of Chucal. We made the trip a little bit later in the year (i.e. not in the middle of austral winter) in the hopes of […]

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