Duke locality 54 (Miocene of Colombia)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baraya Member (Villavieja Formation), Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

• Monkey beds

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

• IGM 183531 - Sylviocarcinus piriformis

•IGM 183509 - Lepidosiren paradoxa

Collected by INGEOMINAS - Duke University in 1987

Primary reference: G. Rodríguez. 1997. Trichodactylid Crabs. In R. Kay, R. Madden, R. Cifelli, J. Flynn (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia 63-66 [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186608: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 27.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Trichodactylidae
Sylviocarcinus piriformis Pretzmann 1968 crab
Specimen n° IGM 183531
 Squamata - Teiidae
"Paradracaena colombiana" = Dracaena colombiana4
"Paradracaena colombiana" = Dracaena colombiana4 Estes 1961 caiman lizard
Specimen n° IGM 183526
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Eodolichotis sp.5 Walton 1990 mara
Specimen n° IGM-DU 86-506a, IGM-DU 86-506b
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Glossotheriopsis pascuali3 Scillato-Yané 1976 edentate
Specimen n° IGM 250839
 Ungulata - Proterotheriidae
Megadolodus molariformis1 McKenna 1956 eutherian
Specimen n° IGM 183544, 183916
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Lepidosiren paradoxa2 Fitzinger 1837 South American lungfish
Specimen n° IGM 183509