Duke Screenwash locality CVP-5 (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: M. Hecht and T. LaDuke. 1997. Limbless Tetrapods. In R. Kay, R. Madden, R. Cifelli, J. Flynn (eds.), Vertebrate paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188246: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 26.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Aniliidae
Colombophis portai Hoffstetter and Rage 1977 pipe snake
Specimen n° IGM 184786
 Squamata -
Scolecophidia indet. snake
Specimen n° IGM 253294
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Vespertilionidae indet.1 Gray 1821 vesper bat
Specimen IGM 250339
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Marmosini indet.2 Reig et al. 1987 opossum
Specimen n° IGM 250280
Micoureus laventicus2 Marshall 1976 woolly mouse opossum
Specimen n° IGM 250278