Malacobagrus Duke 6 (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as La Venta Fauna

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.3° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.6° N, 72.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baraya Member (Villavieja Formation), Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Stratigraphy for the Honda Gr. in the Villavieja area is treated in detail in Guerrero (1997). The lowest part of the Villavieja Formation or “Fish Bed” from which the fossil came has been 40Ar/39Ar dated at 13.0- 12.8 Ma (Guerrero, 1997

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; green claystone and green mudstone

• Original lithology not presented. Stratigraphic data based on Guerrero (1997).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. G. Lundberg. 2005. Brachyplatystoma promagdalena, new species, a fossil goliath catfish (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) from the Miocene of Colombia, South America. Neotropical Ichthyology 3(4):597-605 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136501: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 29.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Siluriformes - Pimelodidae
Brachyplatystoma promagdalena n. sp. Lundberg 2005 catfish
IGM 183062 (Holotype)