Characid Lundberg 1986 (Miocene of Colombia)

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

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Stratigraphically, the fossils occur in clays, called the "Monkey Unit" (4), of the Villavieja Formation (Honda Group). These fishes are part of the La Venta fauna (5) that is approximately 15 million years old.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Lundberg, A. Machado-Allison, and R. Kay. 1986. Miocene Characid Fishes from Colombia: Evolutionary Stasis and Extirpation. Science 234(4773):208-209 [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186447: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 22.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Characiformes - Characidae
Colossoma macropomum Cuvier 1818
Cuvier 1818