Duke Screenwash locality CVP-8 (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: fluvial; 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: F. J. Goin. 1997. New clues for understanding Neogene marsupial radiation. In R. F. Kay, R. H. Madden, J. J. Flynn. (eds.), Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia 187-206 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188249: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 26.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Marmosini indet. Reig et al. 1987 opossum
Specimen n° IGM 250343
Micoureus laventicus Marshall 1976 woolly mouse opossum
Specimen n° IGM 251231
Thylamys minutus Goin 1997 fat-tailed mouse opossum
Specimen n° IGM 251013
Hondathentes cazador
Hondathentes cazador Dumont and Brown 1997
Specimens n° IGM 250440, IGM 250342