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Field Photos from Central Chile, March 2002

Field Photos from Central Chile, March 2002

In March of 2002, we planned a short trip to south-central Chile to prospect some exposures near Laguna del Laja that John, Andy, and Reynaldo had visited the previous year. This was my first trip to central Chile (my previous trips were to the northern part of the country), so I was looking forward to […]

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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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Other Central Chilean Localities

Other Central Chilean Localities

Many of the other fossils we have discovered in Chile come from a variety of localities in the central part of the country. All of these sites apparently sample the Abanico Formation, a group of rocks that was deposited mainly between about 40 million and 15 million years ago. This particular formation tends to preserve specimens in great […]

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