Arcillas San Nicolas (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as Asterostemma San Nicolas

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.3° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 72.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Cerbatana Formation, Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone

Size class: microfossils

Collected by Hoffstetter, R. and Etayo-Serna, F. in 1980

Primary reference: C. Villarroel. 1983. Descripcion de Asterostemma? acostae, nueva especie de propalaehoplophorino (Glyptodontidae, Mammalia) del Mioceno de La Venta, Colombia. Geologia Norandina 7:29-34 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139894: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 20.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
"Asterostemma acostae" = Boreostemma acostae
"Asterostemma acostae" = Boreostemma acostae Villarroel 1983 glyptodon
Villarroel 1983 Holotype ICN-P-225-1, Hypodigm ICN-P-225-2, DG-16-IX-80/3, DG-16-IX-80/2, ICN-P-158, ICN-P-147, ICN-P-148, ICN-P-149