Duke locality 53 (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.2° N, 75.1° W: paleocoordinates 2.6° N, 72.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Unit between Tatacoa Sandstone Beds and Cerbatana Conglomerate Beds

Environment/lithology: fluvial; siltstone

• In section A, this is a unit composed of 98.6 m of fine-grained deposits (mudstone and very fine- to fine-grained sandstone) and 40.1 m of coarse grained deposits (coarse- to medium-grained sandstones) fora total of 138.7 m.

Size class: macrofossils

• IGM 184531 - Lepidosiren paradoxa

•IGM 183482 - Lepidosiren paradoxa

Collected by INGEOMINAS - Duke University in 1985 - 1991

Primary reference: J. Lundberg. 1997. Freshwater Fishes and their paleobiotic implicatios. In R. Kay, R. Madden, R. Cifelli, J. Flynn (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene Fauna from La Venta, Colombia 67-91 [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186663: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 29.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Lepidosiren paradoxa Fitzinger 1837 South American lungfish
Specimen nº 184531, 183482