El Caucho farm (upper level) (Cretaceous of Colombia)

Where: Colombia (6.8° N, 73.2° W: paleocoordinates 5.2° N, 42.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Synoceras verrucosum ammonoid zone, Rosablanca Formation, Late/Upper Valanginian (140.2 - 136.4 Ma)

• 3m above Notoemys zapatocaensis type level

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; limestone

• shallow marine
• Limestone layer - grid of 5 m x 8 m

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: MGJRG IPN-EAC Museo Geológico José Royo y Goméz–Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería-Ingeominas, Bogotá, Colombia

Primary reference: E. A. Cadena. 2011. First record of eucryptodiran turtles from the Early Cretaceous (Valanginian), at the northernmost part of South America. South American Journal of Herpetology 6(1):49-53 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137831: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 21.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonitida indet. Hyatt 1889 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Olcostephanidae
Osteichthyes
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
Teeth
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Eucryptodira indet. Gaffney 1975 turtle
IPN 15 EAC‑14012003‑4A (left partial second costal bone); IPN 15 EAC‑14012003‑4B (left nearly complete sixth costal bone); IPN 15 EAC‑14012003‑4C (left nearly complete eight costal bone) and IPN 15 EAC‑14012003 4D (left partial ninth peripheral bone)
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosauria indet. de Blainville 1835 plesiosaur
 Ichthyosauria -