Rio Limay Subgroup

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Rio Limay Subgroup
Stratigraphic range: Cenomanian - early Turonian
Type Geological formation
Unit of Neuquén Group
Sub-units Candeleros Formation
Huincul Formation
Cerro Lisandro Formation
Region South America
Country  Argentina

The Rio Limay Subgroup is a geological unit in Neuquen, Argentina whose strata date back to the Late Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formations it contains.[1]

Having previously been considered a distinct formation, the Rio Limay Subgroup is now considered a member of the larger Neuquén Group, and itself contains several specific geological formations (from youngest to oldest):

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  1. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Cretaceous, South America)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 600-604. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.