UCMP Locality V4524 (La Venta Fauna) (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as V-4524

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.2° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.9° N, 73.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baraya Volcanic Member (Villavieja Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• collected from the unit above the Fish Bed

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and sandstone

• clay and sandstone lentils

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Fields in 1959; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. L. Cifelli and J. Guerrero. 1989. New remains of Prothoatherium columbianus (Litopterna, Mammalia) from the Miocene of Colombia . Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(2):222-231 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 12970: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 12.01.2002, edited by Maria Vallejo, Philip Mannion and Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Chelonoidis sp.3 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
UCMP 38940, partial skull
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligatoridae indet.2 Gray 1844 crocodilian
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Pseudoprepotherium confusum1 Hirschfeld 1985 edentate
Hirschfeld 1985, Specimen n° UCMP 38046, UCMP 38101
 Ungulata - Proterotheriidae
"Prothoatherium colombianus" = Lambdaconus colombianus
"Prothoatherium colombianus" = Lambdaconus colombianus Hoffstetter and Soria 1986 eutherian