The mesa of Copoya consists largely of a 500 m thick layer of fine gravel and limestone conglomerate of the San Juan Formation of the middle Eocene, part of the Paleogene period. These sediments contains several types of fossils including shark teeth.
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Copoya is located immediately south of Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Chiapas province in southern Mexico.
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Shark teeth, large foraminifera, bivalves, gastropods and coral.
Literature recommended by members
- Ferrusquia-Villafranca, I., S. P. Applegate, and L. Espinosa-Arrubarrena, 1999: First Palaeogene selachifauna of the Middle American-Caribbean-Antillean region, La Mesa de Copoya, west-central Chiapas, Mexico - systematics and paleontological significance. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, v. 16, p. 155-174.
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