UCMP V6995 (Miocene of Peru)

Also known as Caranja River

Where: Ucayali, Peru (10.1° S, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 10.4° S, 69.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Acre Conglomerate Member (Madre de Dios Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Although no stratigraphic data are available for these localities, the fact that sites VF2, VF3, and VF56 were collected in November and January (as per specimen labels; Willard, 1966), during the rainy season in that part of Amazonia, precludes the possibility that the fossils came from riverine lag deposits exposed only during the dry season. The fossils collected on these dates were probably taken directly from the fossiliferous Acre Conglomerate (see below; Campbell et al., 1985, 2006), upon which riverine beaches often form at high water levels. Additional localities include an outcrop on a small tributary of the Caranja River near Balta, Departemento de Ucayali, Peru (UCMP Locality V6995), where James Patton collected a single specimen in 1968, and an outcrop on the Jurua River, Brazil.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified, black conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Patton in 1968

Primary reference: C. D. Frailey and K. E. Campbell. 2012. Two New Genera of Peccaries (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Tayassuidae) from Upper Miocene Deposits of the Amazon Basin. Journal of Paleontology 86(5):852-877 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137881: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 31.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Sylvochoerus woodburnei Frailey and Campbell 2012 peccary
UCMP 118779