Vila Taumaturgo (Miocene of Brazil)

Where: Acre, Brazil (8.9° S, 72.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.2° S, 71.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Solimoes Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; brown, gray claystone and muddy conglomerate

• The river edge outcrops are accessible only during the low-water season (July to October) and comprise clay-pebble conglomerate (Acre Conglomerate Member in Frailey 1986) and gray to brown, often limey claystones. the base of the units is not visible, and their upper parts are covered by vegetation.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. A. Aguilera, J. Bocquentin, J. G. Lundberg and A. Maciente. 2008. A new cajaro catfish (Siluriformes : Pimelodidae : Phractocephalus) from the Late Miocene of southwestern Amazonia and its relationship to Phractocephalus nassi of the Urumaco Formation. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 82(2):231-245 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136718: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 03.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Siluriformes - Pimelodidae
Phractocephalus acreornatus Aguilera et al. 2008 cajaro
UFAC 3504, 705 (paratypes)