Duke Screenwash locality CVP-5,9,10,13C Mormopterus colombiensis (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.2° 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)

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and siltstone

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

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. J. Czaplewski. 1997. Chiroptera. In R. F. Kay, R. H. Madden, J. J. Flynn. (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia 410-431 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188242: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 26.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Chiroptera - Molossidae
Mormopterus colombiensis Czaplewski 1997 free-tailed bat
Specimens n° IGM 250997, 250290, 250333, 250999, 251000, 250334, 250277