UCMP Locality V4522 (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as Villavieja Prodolichotis; V-4522

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and sandstone

• sequence of clay and sandstone lentils and tongues

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. W. Fields. 1957. Hystricomorph rodents from the late Miocene of Colombia, South America. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 32:273-404 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135348: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 23.10.2012, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Loricata -
Sebecosuchia indet.3 Colbert 1946 crocodilian
UCMP 44564 (tooth)
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligatoridae indet.3 Gray 1844 crocodilian
"Caiman neivensis" = Purussaurus neivensis3 Mook 1941 crocodilian
U.C.M.P. no. 41101 (an incomplete skeleton comprising cranial and mandibular fragments, and fragmentary posteranial elements)
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Leontiniidae
Huilatherium pluripicatum4 Villarroel and Guerrero Diaz 1985 notoungulate
UCMP 37989; UCMP 38010
 Rodentia - Dinomyidae
Scleromys schurmanni Stehlin 1940 caviomorph
Specimen n° UCMP 38987, 40495, 40496, 38986
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Prodolichotis pridiana Fields 1957 caviomorph
Fields 1957 UCMP 41669, UCMP 37930
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Megatheriinae indet.1 Gill 1872 edentate
Gill 1872, UCMP 41115, UCMP 37990
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Pseudoprepotherium confusum1 Hirschfeld 1985 edentate
Hirschfeld 1985, UCMP 38000, UCMP 38006, UCMP 38008, UCMP 37999, UCMP 41137, UCMP 38003, UCMP 37996, UCMP 37991
 Ungulata - Astrapotheriidae
Granastrapotherium snorki2 Johnson and Madden 1997 eutherian
UCMP 38005; UCMP 38007 and UCMP 39819