Los Mangos Fish Bed (Miocene of Colombia)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Villavieja Formation (Honda Group), Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

• Fish Beds - Green claystone and mudstone is characterized by enormous quantities of disarticulated fish remains

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, gray, green claystone

• The Fish Bed appears to be a lake or swamp deposit...at least 10 km in diameter

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: R. Hoffstetter and J.-C. Rage. 1977. Le gisement de vertébrés Miocènes de La Venta (Colombie) et sa faune de serpents. Annales de Paléontologie (Vertébrés) 63(2):161-190 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186058: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 08.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Aniliidae
Colombophis portai Hoffstetter and Rage 1977 pipe snake
Hoffstetter and Rage 1977, MNHN VIV 6
 Squamata - Boidae
Eunectes stirtoni Hoffstetter and Rage 1977 anaconda
Hoffstetter and Rage 1977, MNHN VIV 7, MNHN VIV 8
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae sp. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Hoffstetter and Rage 1977