Duke locality 51 (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.2° N, 75.1° W: paleocoordinates 2.6° N, 72.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Fish Beds - Green claystone and mudstone is characterized by enormous quantities of disarticulated fish remains

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siltstone and claystone

• The Fish Bed appears to be a lake or swamp deposit...at least 10 km in diameter

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. G. McDonald. 1997. Xenarthrans: Pilosans. In R.F. Kay, R.H. Madden, J.J. Flynn (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia 233-245 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187963: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 19.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Pseudoprepotherium confusum Hirschfeld 1985 edentate
Specimen n° IGM 183442