Head of Quebrada Agua Viva (Eocene of Venezuela)

Also known as Sierra de Baragua

Where: Lara, Venezuela (10.4° N, 69.8° W: paleocoordinates 7.8° N, 58.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Trujillo Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Upper part of the Trujillo Formation

•S├ínchez-Villagra et al. (2010) have argued that this is more likely to have come from the early Miocene Castillo Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by B. Al Protic in 1964

Primary reference: B. Patterson. 1977. A primitive pyrothere (Mammalia, Notoungulata) from the early Tertiary of Northwestern Venezuela. Fieldiana Geology 33(22):397-422 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186779: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 03.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Ungulata - Pyrotheriidae
Proticia venezuelensis n. gen. n. sp.
Proticia venezuelensis n. gen. n. sp. Patterson 1977 eutherian