Duke locality 31 (Miocene of Colombia)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Laventan mammal zone, Baraya Member (Villa Vieja Formation), Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

• Monkey beds

Environment/lithology: fluvial; siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

• one movable finger cel. Approximately 14 mm (tip broken), fingers and part of palm, movable finger cel. = 15 mm (IGM 183285)

Collected by INGEOMINAS - Duke University in 1987

Primary reference: G. Rodríguez. 1997. Trichodactylid Crabs. In R. Kay, R. Madden, R. Cifelli, J. Flynn (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia 63-66 [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186607: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 27.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Trichodactylidae
Sylviocarcinus piriformis Pretzmann 1968 crab
Sample IGM 183285 - Crab
Reptilia
 Squamata - Teiidae
"Paradracaena colombiana" = Dracaena colombiana4
"Paradracaena colombiana" = Dracaena colombiana4 Estes 1961 caiman lizard
Specimen n° IGM 183286
 Squamata - Aniliidae
Colombophis portai1 Hoffstetter and Rage 1977 pipe snake
Sample IGM 183642 - Serpente
Mammalia
 Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae
Granastrapotherium snorki2 Johnson and Madden 1997 placental
Specimen n° IGM 183162
 Xenarthra - Nothrotheriidae
Nothrotheriinae indet.3 Ameghino 1920 edentate
Specimen n° IGM 183640 and IGM183200
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonychidae indet.3 Gervais 1855 edentate
Specimen n° IGM 183122 and IGM183118