Northern Urumaco field area (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Falc√≥n, Venezuela (11.1° N, 69.7° W: paleocoordinates 10.6° N, 67.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Urumaco Formation), Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by B. Patterson; J. Bocquetin-Villanueva; A. Coates and O. Aguilera in 1927; 1986; 1997; reposited in the MCZ

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Additional repository: Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela (UNEFM)

Primary reference: O. Aguilera and D. D. de Aguilera. 2004. Goliath grouper (Pisces: Serranidae) from the Upper Miocene Urumaco Formation, Venezuela. Journal of Paleontology 78(6):1202-1206 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136218: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 23.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Perciformes - Serranidae
Epinephelus itajara Lichtenstein 1822 perch-like fish