Salla Beds (general) ( of Bolivia)

Where: La Paz, Bolivia (17.2° S, 67.6° W: paleocoordinates 18.4° S, 61.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Deseadan (29.0 - 21.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, argillaceous, sandy lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the FMNH, MNHN, YPM

Primary reference: B. J. MacFadden, K. E. Campbell, R. C. Cifelli, O. Siles, N. M. Johnson, C. W. Naeser, and P. K. Zeitler. 1985. Magnetic polarity stratigraphy and Mammalian fauna of the Deseadan (late Oligocene-early Miocene) Salla Beds of Northern Bolivia. Journal of Geology 93(3):223-250 [C. Jaramillo/A. Cardenas /A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133596: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Andrés Cárdenas on 18.09.2012, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Panameriungulata - Adianthidae
Tricoelodus boliviensis Cifelli and Soria 1983 placental
Thadanius hoffstetteri Cifelli and Soria 1983 placental
 Panameriungulata - Didolodontidae
 Primates - Cebidae
Branisella boliviana Hoffstetter 1969 monkey
 Rodentia -
Migraveramus beatus Patterson and Wood 1982 caviomorph
Sallamys woodi n. sp.3 Pérez et al. 2018 caviomorph
UM SA 292 - type
"Cephalomys bolivianus" = Asteromys bolivianus Lavocat 1976 caviomorph
aff. Neoreomys sp. Ameghino 1887 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Chinchillidae
Eoviscaccia sp.3 Vucetich 1989 chinchilid
UM SA 850-853
Incamys bolivianus Hoffstetter and Lavocat 1970 chinchilid
 Rodentia - Dinomyidae
Branisamys luribayensis Hoffstetter and Lavocat 1970 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Protosteiromys pattersoni n. sp.3 Pérez et al. 2018 porcupine
MNHN.F.SAL 1025 - type; referred material: MNHN-Bol-V-007733 and 007734
 Cingulata - Peltephilidae
Ronwolffia pacifica5 Shockey 2017 edentate
YPM VPPU 021143-021145, 021147-021149, 023661 and MNHN-F SAL 242
  - Mylodontidae
cf. Octodontotherium sp. Ameghino 1894 edentate
 Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae
Astrapotheriidae indet. Ameghino 1887 placental
 Notoungulata - Henricosborniidae
cf. Acamana sp. Simpson et al. 1962 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Notohippidae
Rhynchippus sp.4 Ameghino 1897 notoungulate
? Rhynchippus cf. pumilus Ameghino 1897 notoungulate
? Rhynchippus cf. equinus Ameghino 1897 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Archaeohyracidae
Archaeohyrax suniensis1 Billet et al. 2009 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Mesotheriidae
Trachytherus alloxus Billet et al. 2008 notoungulate
holotype, Trachytherus sp. A (MacFadden et al. 1985) and Trachytherus sp. B (MacFadden et al. 1985)
 Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
Brucemacfaddenia boliviensis2 Hitz et al. 2008 notoungulate
 Theriamorpha - Pyrotheridae
Pyrotherium romerii Ameghino 1888 placental
 Paucituberculata - Palaeothentidae
Palaeothentes boliviensis Patterson and Marshall 1978 marsupial
 Sparassodonta -
Sallacyon hoffstetteri Villarroel and Marshall 1982 metatherian
 Sparassodonta - Proborhyaenidae
Paraborhyaena boliviana Hoffstetter and Petter 1983 metatherian
 Sparassodonta - Borhyaenidae
Borhyaeninae indet. Ameghino 1894 metatherian