Carache, Merida Andes (Permian of Venezuela)

Where: Trujillo, Venezuela (9.6° N, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 5.2° S, 34.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Palmarito Formation, Kungurian (279.3 - 272.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, brown, yellow siltstone

• Few meters below plant-bearing strata
• Yellow-brown siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: T. M. Sanchez. 1983. A new Permian ophiuroid, Archaeophiomusium andinum nov sp from western Venezuela. Geobios 16:103-107 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 95255: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.04.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae
Archaeophiomusium andinum n. sp. Sanchez 1983 brittle star