UCMP Locality V4536 (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as Vermilingua San Nicolas locality

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.3° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 72.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Fields, R.W. in 1949; reposited in the UCM

Primary reference: S. E. Hirschfeld. 1976. A New Fossil Anteater (Edentata, Mammalia) from Colombia, S.A. and Evolution of the Vermilingua. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 50(3):419-432 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136211: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 23.11.2012, edited by Laura Mora-Rojas

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Teiidae
Dracaena colombiana1 Estes 1961 caiman lizard
Specimen n° U.C. 40277, 39643
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Pericotoxodon platignathus6 Madden 1997 notoungulate
Specimen n° UCMP 39633
 Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
Miocochilius anomopodus8 Stirton 1953 notoungulate
Specimen n° UCMP 38434, 39232, 39235, 39236, 39237, 39238, 39240, 39241, 39242, 39243, 39244, 39245, 39277, 39955, 40922, 40925
 Primates - Pitheciidae
Mohanamico hershkovitzi5 Luchterhand et al. 1986 monkey
Specimen n° IGM 181500
 Rodentia - Dinomyidae
Scleromys colombianus2 Fields 1957 caviomorph
Specimen n° UCMP 40487
Scleromys schurmanni2 Stehlin 1940 caviomorph
Specimen n° UCMP 38988, 40491, 40488, 40493, 40489, 40490, 39902, 40492, 39931
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Prodolichotis guerreroi9 Walton 1990 caviomorph
Walton 1990 UCMP 40856, UCMP_39930
 Rodentia -
? Steiromys sp.2 Ameghino 1887 caviomorph
Specimen n° UCM 40853
 Rodentia - Echimyidae
"Echymyidae indet." = Echimyidae2
"Echymyidae indet." = Echimyidae2 Gray 1825 spiny rat
Specimen n° UCMP 40852
 Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae
Xenastrapotherium kraglievichi4 Cabrera 1929 placental
Specimen n° UCMP 39820 and UCMP 39823
 Chiroptera - Phyllostomidae
Notonycteris magdalenensis7 Savage 1951 leaf-nosed bat
Specimen n° UCMP 38990
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Mylodontidae indet.3 Savage 1951 edentate
Scelidothere, UCMP 40046
Pseudoprepotherium confusum3 Hirschfeld 1985 edentate
Hirschfeld 1985, UCMP 39903
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Megatheriinae indet.3 Gill 1872 edentate
Gill 1872, UCMP 39596
 Xenarthra - Myrmecophagidae
Neotamandua borealis Hirschfeld 1976 edentate
Hirschfeld 1976, UCMP 39847, 39278