Norte Casa Chiguaje (Pliocene of Venezuela)

Also known as NCC

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (11.3° N, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 11.2° N, 69.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vergel Member (San Gregorio Formation), Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; conglomerate and sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• Museo Paleontológico de Urumaco (AMU-CURS)

Primary reference: M. C. Castro, A. A. Carlini, R. Sanchez and M. R. Sanchez-Villagra. 2014. A new Dasypodini armadillo (Xenarthra: Cingulata) from San Gregorio Formation, Pliocene of Venezuela: affinities and biogeographic interpretations. Naturwissenschafen 101(2):77-86 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 122033: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Carlos Jaramillo on 15.12.2011, edited by Juan Carrillo, Philip Mannion and Kateryn Pino

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
cf. Megaleporinus sp.3
AMU-CURS-851
Schizodon cf. corti3
AMU-CURS-849–850 and -1141
cf. Sciades sp.3
AMU-CURS-1058
cf. Amblydoras sp.3
AMUCURS- 1225
cf. Scorpiodoras sp.3
AMUCURS- 1226
Hypostominae indet.3
AMUCURS- 817, 876 and -1173
cf. Platysilurus sp.3
AMU-CURS-1172
Synbranchus sp.3
AMU-CURS-1146 and 1171
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes -
Myliobatiformes indet.3 Compagno 1973 stingray
AMU-CURS-1213
 Myliobatiformes - Potamotrygonidae
Potamotrygon sp.3 Garman 1877 stingray
AMU-CURS-865, 868–875, 1094 and 1212
Osteichthyes
 Actinopterygii -
Actinopterygii indet.3 Cope 1887 ray-finned fish
AMU-CURS-1145, 1176–1179, 1238, 1240–1241, 1863
Amphibia
 Salientia -
Anura indet.3 Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
AMU-CURS-723, 807, -1149, 1150-1153, 1162, and -1165–1166
 Salientia - Pipidae
cf. Pipa sp.3 Laurenti 1768 Surinam toad
AMU-CURS-722
Mammalia
 Mammalia -
Mammalia indet.3 mammal
AMU-CURS-1096, 1124, 1127, 1197, 1198
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
cf. Didelphis sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 large American opossum
AMU-CURS-1140
 Notoungulata -
Typotheria indet.3 Zittel 1892 notoungulate
AMU-CURS-1190
 Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
Interatheriidae indet.3 notoungulate
AMU-CURS-818
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Falcontoxodon sp.2 Carrillo et al. 2018 notoungulate
AMU-CURS 69, 77, 270, 542, 544, 548, 562, 563, 570, 738, 739, 741
Falcontoxodon aff. aguilerai2 Carrillo et al. 2018 notoungulate
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Zygodontomys sp.5 Allen 1897 cane mice
AMU-CURS-853: right m2; AMU-CURS-854: anterior portion of left M1; AMU-CURS-1208: right m2
Oligoryzomys sp.5 Bangs 1900 pygmy rice rat
AMU-CURS-1209: lingual portion of left M1; AMU-CURS-856: left M2
 Rodentia -
? Caviomorpha indet.3 Wood and Patterson 1955 caviomorph
AMUCURS- 1126, -1155, -1206 and 1235
Marisela gregoriana n. sp.6 caviomorph
AMU-CURS-1221
 Rodentia - Neoepiblemidae
Neoepiblemidae indet.3 Kraglievich 1926 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Hydrochoeridae
Cardiatherium sp.6 Ameghino 1883 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Hydrochoerinae indet.3 Gill 1872 caviomorph
AMU-CURS-1186–1188
? Hydrochoeropsis wayuu3 Pérez et al. 2017 caviomorph
AMU-CURS-744 and 1222
cf. Caviodon sp.6 Ameghino 1885 caviomorph
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Cyonasua sp.4 Ameghino 1885 procyonid carnivore
AMU-CURS 224
 Panameriungulata - Proterotheriidae
Proterotheriidae indet.3 Ameghino 1887 placental
AMU-CURS-742 and 1189
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Pliodasypus vergelianus n. sp. Castro et al. 2014 armadillo
 Cingulata - Pampatheriidae
aff. Holmesina floridianus4 edentate
AMUCURS- 1063 and -1119
aff. Plaina sp.3 Castellanos 1927 edentate
AMU-CURS-736
 Cingulata - Glyptodontidae
aff. Boreostemma sp.3 Carlini et al. 2008 glyptodon
AMU-CURS n/n
  - Mylodontidae
Mylodontidae indet.3 Ameghino 1889 edentate
AMU-CURS-62
 Megatherioidea - Megatheriidae
cf. Proeremotherium sp.1 Carlini et al. 2006 edentate
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.3 turtle
AMU-CURS-561, -569, -581, -693, -735, -840–844, -862, -883, -1059, -1122, -1154, -1160, -1185, and -1288–1289
 Testudines - Chelidae
Chelus sp.3 Duméril 1806 sideneck turtle
AMU-CURS-839
 Testudines - Podocnemididae
Podocnemididae indet.3 Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
AMU-CURS-79, -547, -555, -560, -567, -571–572, -579–580, -675, -763, -838, and -866
 Testudines - Testudinidae
Chelonoidis sp.3 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
AMU-CURS-584
 Squamata -
Squamata indet.3 Oppel 1811 squamates
AMU-CURS-725, -797, -1148, and -1163–64
Serpentes indet.3 Linnaeus 1758 snake
AMUCURS-724, 803 and 805
Alethinophidia indet.3 snake
AMU-CURS-1158; listed as "?Boidae or ?Aniliidae indet."
Anilius scytale3 Linneaus 1758 Coral pipe snakes
AMU-CURS-1159
 Squamata - Boidae
Boidae indet.3 Gray 1825 boa
AMU-CURS-804 and 1147
Corallus sp.3 Daudin 1803 boa
AMU-CURS-1157
 Squamata -
Tupinambis sp.3 Daudin 1802 tegu
AMU-CURS-721
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet.3 Owen 1842 crocodilian
AMU-CURS-19, -167, -302, -558, -574–577, -666, -707, -829, -847, -861, -881–882, -1095, -1121, -1129, and -1201, 30, -594, -737, -830, -884, -1029, -1125, -1184, and -1236, 21, -561, -578, -593, -743, -826, -1030, -1062, -1082, -1200, and -1236
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Caimaninae indet.3 Brochu 1999 crocodilian
AMU-CURS-553, -711, and -1060
Actinopteri
 Cichliformes - Cichlidae
Cichlidae indet.3 Heckel 1840 cichlid
AMU-CURS-1223–1224
 Teleostei -
Siluriformes indet.3 catfish
AMU-CURS-1175 and more
 Siluriformes - Pimelodidae
Pimelodidae indet.3 Eigenmann and Eigenmann 1918 catfish
AMU-CURS-1228
cf. Pimelodella sp.3 Eiganmann 1917 catfish
AMU-CURS-1183
 Siluriformes - Doradidae
Doradidae indet.3 catfish
AMU-CURS-667, 864, 1170, 1175, 1180, 1227, 1232–1234
 Siluriformes - Callichthyidae
Callichthyidae indet.3 Gill 1872 catfish
AMU-CURS-1167-1169
 Siluriformes - Loricariidae
Loricariidae indet.3 Gill 1872 catfish
AMUCURS- 1230 and 1231
 Characiformes - Erythrinidae
Hoplias sp.3 Gill 1903
AMU-CURS-824, -860, -1142 and -1215
 Characiformes - Serrasalmidae
Serrasalmidae indet.3 Günther 1864
AMU-CURS-858–859 and -1143
Mylossoma sp.3 Eigenmann and Kennedy 1903
AMU-CURS-1216
Colubroides
 Colubroides -
Colubroides indet.3 Zaher et al. 2009
AMU-CURS-1161