UCMP V-4524 Unit above Fish Bed (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.2° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 72.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Unit above Fish Bed

Environment/lithology: fluvial; claystone and mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. A. Stirton. 1953. A new genus of interatheres from the Miocene of Colombia. California University Department of Geological Sciences B 29(6):265-347 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187115: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 14.07.2017, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp.5 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
UCMP 38940, a large skull, probably different from Geochelone hesterna
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
Miocochilius anomopodus Stirton 1953 notoungulate
UCMP 38050 - UCMP 38040
 Rodentia - Dinomyidae
"Olenopsis aequatorialis" = Drytomomys aequatorialis1
"Olenopsis aequatorialis" = Drytomomys aequatorialis1 Anthony 1922 caviomorph
UCMP 38044
 Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae
Xenastrapotherium kraglievichi4 Cabrera 1929 placental
UCMP 38925
Granastrapotherium snorki3 Johnson and Madden 1997 placental
UCMP 38101
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Mylodontidae indet.2 Savage 1951 edentate
UCMP 39033 - Scelidothere indet.