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
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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