Pubenza (Early Miocene) (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Cundinamarca, Colombia (4.4° N, 74.7° W: paleocoordinates 3.4° N, 70.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Barzaloza Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• within palynological zone 34 of Jaramillo and Rueda (2004) and Jaramillo et al. (2006) or zone 27 of Muller et al. (1987)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: M1MP, Museo Geológico José Royo y Gómez, paleontological collection INGEOMINAS (Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Mineria), Bogotá, Colombia

Primary reference: E. Cadena, C. Jaramillo, and M. E. Paramo. 2008. New material of Chelus colombiana (Testudines; Pleurodira) from the Lower Miocene of Colombia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(4):1206-1212 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190374: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 06.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Panchelidae
Chelus colombianus Wood 1976 Chelus colombiana
a xiphiplastron (M1MP60505-79) and costals (M1MP60505-41, -44, -46, and -61)