|The title slide of my GSA talk.
Of course, going to Puerto Rico for a meeting also meant I would stick around for a few days more.
And so I did. It was time to see my family, but also go to the field and revisit some localities.
Friday after the meeting I returned once again to my favorite early Oligocene locality (see previous posts here, here and here). It hasn't rain a lot in Puerto Rico lately, so the exposure was even better as this locality is exposed along the banks of a river. This gave me the opportunity to spend the morning measuring and describing in detail the main fossiliferous section.
|The lowermost marine units was remarkable for the presence of the clam Lucina collazoensis (you can see several of them near the center of the picture).
|The main part of the section, you can see the terrestrial (brownish-redish units) and the marine (grayish units).
|Our first stop in Ponce, where early Oligocene marine deposits are exposed.
|My field vehicle, acting up...
I'm back in Panama (it was a very short trip to PR). So stay tuned for upcoming entries on the geology and paleontology of this beautiful country.