Potamosiren magdalenensis (Miocene of Colombia)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Probably Monkey Beds - see Domning 1997 (PBDB ref. n° 46972)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by F. B. van Houten in 1965

Primary reference: D. P. Domning. 1982. Evolution of manatees: A speculative history. Journal of Paleontology 56(3):599-619 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188239: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 26.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Trichechidae
Potamosiren magdalenensis Savage 1951 manatee
YPM-PU 18820 Left M3