Tiupampa site 2 (Paleocene of Bolivia)

Where: Mizque, Bolivia (18.0° S, 65.6° W: paleocoordinates 20.7° S, 52.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tiupampan mammal zone, Santa LucĂ­a Formation, Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• said to be 125 m above base of El Molino Formation at Tiupampa and Maastrichtian (Marshall et al. 1983) but actually from "between 110 and 140 m above the base of the Santa Lucia Formation" and definitely Early Paleocene (Muizon and Marshall 1992)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1982-1988, 1998

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float), sieve,

• Centro de Tecnologia Petrolera (CTP) and Museo de Historia Natural de Cochabamba (MNHN) collections

•initial collections were made between 1982 and 1988 and were recovered "by surface prospecting, quarrying, and screen washing" (Muizon and Marshall 1992)

Primary reference: C. de Muizon and R. L. Cifelli. 2000. The "condylarths" (archaic Ungulata, Mammalia) from the early Palaeocene of Tiupampa (Bolivia): implications on the origin of the South American ungulates. Geodiversitas 22(1):47-150 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138709: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 25.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

• includes material from at least two localities and probably more, but apparently only one major quarry (Locality 1)
Mammalia
 Condylarthra - Hyopsodontidae
Pucanodus gagnieri n. gen. n. sp., Andinodus boliviensis n. gen. n. sp., Simoclaenus sylvaticus n. gen. n. sp., Molinodus suarezi n. gen. n. sp.
Pucanodus gagnieri n. gen. n. sp. Muizon and Marshall 1991 condylarth
MHNC 1239 - holotype (right dentary with p3-m3); referred specimen: MHNC 8343 (fragment of right maxilla with M1-3)
Andinodus boliviensis n. gen. n. sp. Muizon and Marshall 1987 condylarth
YPFB Pal 6120 - holotype (a fragment of right dentary with m2); referred specimen: MHNC 1241 (a fragment of right dentary with talonid of m1 and m2-3)
Simoclaenus sylvaticus n. gen. n. sp. de Muizon and Cifelli 2000 condylarth
MHNC 8332 - holotype (a fairly complete right dentary)
Molinodus suarezi n. gen. n. sp. Muizon and Marshall 1987 condylarth
YPFB Pal 6112 - holotype (partial left dentary with m1-3); referred specimen: MHNC 8344 (partial right dentary with m1-2)