STRI Loc. 390093 (Castilletes Fm) (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as Makaraipao

Where: Guajira, Colombia (11.9° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.3° N, 68.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Langhian other zone, Castilletes Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Long section of Moreno et al. 2015, Figure 3.

•Beds in the middle part of the formation near Makaraipao yielded a mean 87Sr/86Sr ratio-derived age of 15.30 Ma (range of 15.14 ± 0.13 Ma–15.43 ± 0.09) (Moreno et al. 2015).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• fossils here are found in poorly consolidated and highly oxidized sandstone, imparting a particular orange-brownish color to the bones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: MUN, Museo de la Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, the repository of the specimens

Primary reference: E. Cadena and C. Jaramillo. 2015. Early to Middle Miocene turtles from the northernmost tip of South America: giant testudinids, chelids, and podocnemidids from the Castilletes Formation, Colombia. Ameghiniana 52(2):188-203 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190376: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 06.12.2017, edited by Juan Carrillo

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Chelonoidis sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
MUN-STRI-dbid 37480 and 37481
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
"Podocnemididae indet." = Podocnemidae
"Podocnemididae indet." = Podocnemidae Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
MUN-STRI-dbid 37443, 37450, and 37451
 Ungulata - Proterotheriidae
Lambdaconus cf. colombianus1 Hoffstetter and Soria 1986 eutherian
 Ungulata - Astrapotheriidae
Hilarcotherium cf. miyou1 Carrillo et al. 2018 eutherian
MUN-STRI 34292
 Sparassodonta -
Lycopsis padillai n. sp.2 Suarez et al. 2016 metatherian