UCMP V4936 (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as Berkeley Marsupial Locality

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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

Primary reference: L. G. Marshall. 1976. New Didelphine Marsupials from the La Venta Fauna (Miocene) of Colombia, South America. Journal of Paleontology 50(3):402-418 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136233: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 23.11.2012, edited by Laura Mora-Rojas

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Dinomyidae
Scleromys colombianus1, "Olenopsis aequatorialis" = Drytomomys aequatorialis1
Scleromys colombianus1 Fields 1957 caviomorph
Fields 1957 UCMP_39909, 39888
"Olenopsis aequatorialis" = Drytomomys aequatorialis1 Anthony 1922 caviomorph
Fields 1957 UCMP_39843
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Eodolichotis sp.3 Walton 1990 mara
Walton 1990 - UCMP_39932c, UCMP_39932a, UCMP_39932b
Prodolichotis pridiana1 Fields 1957 caviomorph
Fields 1957 UCMP_39922
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Pseudoprepotherium confusum2 Hirschfeld 1985 edentate
Hirschfeld 1985, UCMP 39601
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
"Marmosa laventica" = Micoureus laventicus
"Marmosa laventica" = Micoureus laventicus Marshall 1976 woolly mouse opossum
Marshall 1976 - UCMP 39273