Cebupithecia Cerro Gordo; Monkey Locality; UCMP V-4517 (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as UCMP V4517

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.3° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 72.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Laventan mammal zone, Honda Group, Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and conglomeratic sandstone

• Aproximately 25 feet of gray clays overlying concretionary sandstones which rest on the conglomerates so conspicuously exposed in the middle of the Villaviaja - Cerro Gordo section. This unit varies somewhat and in places grades laterally into sandstone, but is predominantely clay. Fossils recorded from the Monkey locality were found in the clay.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. I. Varon, J. Royo y Gomez in 1945; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. A. Stirton and D. E. Savage. 1950. A new Monkey from the La Venta Miocene of Colombia. Compilación de los estudios geológicos oficiales en Colombia 8:345-356 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133648: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 20.09.2012, edited by Philip Mannion and Laura Mora-Rojas

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Sebecidae
Sebecus huilensis n. sp.5 Langston 1965 crocodilian
U.C.M.P. no. 37877 - type (anterior part of right dentary)
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
"Caiman neivensis" = Purussaurus neivensis5
"Caiman neivensis" = Purussaurus neivensis5 Mook 1941 crocodilian
U.C.M.P. 39657 (partial skeleton)
 Squamata - Teiidae
Dracaena colombiana1 Estes 1961 caiman lizard
U.C. 37899 - sacrum and associated first caudal vertebra - Collected by Royo y Gomez
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Iguanidae indet.1 Oppel 1811 lizard
U.C. 39644 - A fragmentary left dentary
 Notoungulata - Leontiniidae
Huilatherium pluripicatum8 Villarroel and Guerrero Diaz 1985 notoungulate
UCMP 38096; UCMP 37907
 Primates - Pitheciidae
Cebupithecia sarmientoi Stirton and Savage 1950 monkey
Stirton and Savage 1950 - UCMP N°38762
 Rodentia - Dinomyidae
Scleromys colombianus2 Fields 1957 caviomorph
Fields 1957 UCMP n°39654, 40563,
Scleromys schurmanni2 Stehlin 1940 caviomorph
 Chiroptera - Phyllostomidae
Notonycteris magdalenensis7 Savage 1951 leaf-nosed bat
Savage 1951 UCMP 39962 and 39963
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Megatheriinae indet.4 Gill 1872 edentate
Gill 1872, UCMP 37898
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
cf. Neonematherium sp.4 Ameghino 1904 edentate
Ameghino 1904, UCMP 39330
Pseudoprepotherium confusum4 Hirschfeld 1985 edentate
Hirschfeld 1985, UCMP 37902, 39638, 37875
 Sparassodonta - Hondadelphidae
Hondadelphys fieldsi6 Marshall 1976 metatherian
UCMP 37885
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Marmosa sp.6 Gray 1821 mouse opossum
Gray 1821 - UMP 108563
"Marmosa laventica" = Micoureus laventicus6 Marshall 1976 woolly mouse opossum
UCMP 37910
Thylamys minutus3 Goin 1997 fat-tailed mouse opossum
UCMP 108563 This is the same specimen that Marmosa sp. From the reference 43580