Cerro Zamuro (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Lara, Venezuela (10.4° N, 70.1° W: paleocoordinates 9.6° N, 66.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Castillo Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Appears to be partially correlative with Unit C proposed for Cerro La Cruz

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; gray mudstone

• 16 m thick grey mudstone layer

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Solórzano, M. Núñez-Flores, and A. D. Rincón. 2018. Gryposuchus (Crocodylia, Gavialoidea) from the early Miocene of Venezuela. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 92(1):121-129 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189440: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 19.10.2017

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Decapoda indet. Latreille 1802 decapod
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Caimaninae indet. Brochu 1999 crocodilian
IVIC–P–2921
 Crocodylia -
Gryposuchus sp. Gürich 1912 crocodilian
IVIC-P-2918
cf. Siquisiquesuchus sp. Brochu and Rincón 2004 crocodilian
IVIC-P-2933 and 2934
Mammalia
 Mammalia -
Mammalia indet. mammal
ribs of a large indeterminate mammal
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
wood remains