Cerrejón Formation 0319 (Paleocene to of Colombia)

Also known as 0319

Where: Colombia (11.1° N, 72.6° W: paleocoordinates 8.5° N, 59.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Foveotricolpites perforatus pollen zone, Cerrejón Formation, Middle Paleocene to Middle Paleocene (61.7 - 55.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; lithified, silty, sandy siliciclastic sediments

• We collected fossil leaves and fruits from six lens-shaped, siltstone/sandstone bodies with inclined heterolithic strata that suggest deposition in low-energy channels. Ten other localities preserve leaves in thin but tabular beds of flat- laminated siltstone that indicate deposition in small lakes. The megafloral local- ities occur from 100 –750 m above the base of the formation

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: S. L. Wing, F. Herrera, C. A. Jaramillo, C. Gómez-Navarro, P. Wilf and C. C. Labandeira. 2009. Late Paleocene fossils from the Cerrejón Formation, Colombia, are the earliest record of Neotropical rainforest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [P. Wilf/M. Donovan/E. Stiles]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134746: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Mike Donovan on 15.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Monocotyledoneae
 Arecales - Arecaceae
Arecaceae "CJ67" von Berchtold and Presl 1820
Coryphoideae, Calamoideae
Magnoliopsida
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Dicotyledonae
 Sapotales - Dilleniidae
Sapotaceae "CJ8" de Jussieu 1789
Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
Lauraceae "CJ22" Jussieu 1789 laurel
Lauraceae "CJ5" Jussieu 1789 laurel
 Fabales - Fabaceae
Fabaceae "CJ1" Lindley 1836
Fabaceae "CJ19" Lindley 1836
Fabaceae "CJ40" Lindley 1836
 Malvales - Malvaceae
Malvaceae "CJ25" de Jussieu 1789
Malvaceae "CJ36" de Jussieu 1789
Tilioideae, Bombacoideae
 Ranunculales - Menispermaceae
 Violales - Salicaceae
Salicaceae "CJ48" de Mirbel 1815
 Violales - Violaceae
Violaceae "CJ32" Batsch 1802
 Violales - Elaeocarpaceae
Elaeocarpaceae "CJ43" de Candolle 1816