UCMP Locality V4523 (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as Prolicaphrium sanalfonensis

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Fish bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Fields R. W. in 1949; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. L. Cifelli and J. Guerrero Diaz. 1997. Litopterns. In R. Kay, R.H. Madden, J.J. Flynn (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia 289-302 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 145175: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 28.05.2013, edited by Laura Mora-Rojas

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Dinomyidae
Scleromys colombianus1 Fields 1957 caviomorph
UCMP 40541, 40662, 38034
Scleromys schurmanni1 Stehlin 1940 caviomorph
UCMP 39916
 Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae
Granastrapotherium snorki3 Johnson and Madden 1997 placental
UCMP 38846
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Pseudoprepotherium confusum2 Hirschfeld 1985 edentate
Hirschfeld 1985 UCMP 38011, 39591, 38840, 38031, 94474, 94473, 38014
 Litopterna - Proterotheriidae
Prolicaphrium sanalfonensis Cifelli and Guerrero Diaz 1997 eutherian
UCMP 39254; UCMP 39256