In 1948, H. H. Renz (1948, pp. 8-27) named, described, and defined the San Lorenzo and Pozon formations as subdivisions of the Agua Salada group, Eastern Falcón, Venezuela. Recently, Walter H. Blow (1959) included in his excellent thesis an Appendix I (pp. 254-55) entitled “Note on the Validity of the Name ‘San Lorenzo Formation,’ District of Acosta, Eastern Falcon, Venezuela,” that deserves some comment. At the recommendation of H. G. Kugler (Trinidad), Blow proposed “that the term ‘Tocuyo formation’ should be substituted for the term ‘San Lorenzo formation’” because the same name had previously been used for a Tertiary...

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