Duke locality 8 (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: La Victoria Formation (Honda Group), Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

• Unit between Tatacoa Ss. Bed and Cerbatana Conglomerate

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• immovable finger cel. approximately 19 mm (tip broken), two movable fingers cel. approximately 17 and 18 mm (both tips broken), eighteen finger fragments (IGM 183699). Same locality: two immovable fingers cel. 15.7 and 13.8 mm, one movable finger cel. = 12.8 mm, three fragments of fingers (IGM 184260). Same locality: three finger fragments, one fragment of left finger (IGM 183707).

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 186621: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 28.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Trichodactylidae
Sylviocarcinus piriformis Pretzmann 1968 crab
Specimen nº IGM 183699, 184260, 183707
Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonychidae indet. Gervais 1855 edentate
Specimen nº IGM 183973