Loreto-Yuca Vertebrates (Pliocene to of Colombia)

Also known as Megalonychidae amazonas

Where: Amazonas, Colombia (3.8° S, 70.5° W: paleocoordinates 3.9° S, 70.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pliocene to Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Barbosa-Rodriguez 1892, proposed a Miocene age for this deposits

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray claystone

• The slope in question consisted of gray clay beds, interspersed with layers of lignite, to which overlapped one sandy sediment

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Barboza-Rodriguez in 1892

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: C. de Paula Couto. 1960. Uma preguica terricola da regiao do Alto Amazonas, Colombia. Boletim do Museu Nacional 31:1-9 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135414: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 25.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonychidae indet. Gervais 1855 edentate
Gervais 1855