El Hatillo - sector Taparito (Miocene of Venezuela)

Also known as Urumaco

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (11.2° N, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 11.0° N, 68.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Urumaco Formation), Huayquerian (9.0 - 6.8 Ma)

• Bondesio and Bocquentin Villanueva 1988: Miembro superior de la Formación Urumaco. Probable edad Huayqueriense, Mioceno tardío.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda (UNEFM)

Primary reference: M. R. Sanchez-Villagra, O. Aguilera, and I. Horovitz. 2003. The anatomy of the world's largest extinct rodent. Science 301(5640):1708-1710 [C. Jaramillo/C. Suarez-Gomez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 145365: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Suarez-Gomez on 01.06.2013, edited by Juan Carrillo and Miranta Kouvari

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Neoepiblemidae
Phoberomys sp.2 Kraglievich 1926 caviomorph
AMU-CURS 161
cf. Phoberomys sp.3 Kraglievich 1926 caviomorph
UNEFM-VF-010
Phoberomys pattersoni1 Bondesio and Bocquentin Villanueva 1988 caviomorph
UNEFM-VF-021 (also in ref: 46999)