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El Dinde - NE Villavieja (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.2° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.6° N, 72.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cerbatana Formation (Honda Group), Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• The author indicates that the samples were taken from the top of the "formation" Cerbatana, which is immediately followed by the San Nicolas clay.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified conglomerate

• Fossil wood was discovered on a level of stratified gravel that passes to sandstone at the top. They are immediately followed by a deposit of richly fossiliferous clays (San Nicola clay). This level, like all the "Formation" Cerbatana, has a marked torrential character. In fact, according to Weilman (1970), sediments come from the erosion of the Central Cordillera and were infiltrated east and southeast by currents (Fig. 82).

•(p. 401 - Les bois fossiles ont été découverts dans un niveau de graviers à des grés dans la partie superiéure. Ils sont immédiatement suivis par un dépot d'argiles (San Nicolas clay) richment fossilifères. Ce niveau, comme l'ensemble de la "Formation" Cerbatana, a un caractère torrentiel marquè. En effet, d'après Wellman (1970), les sèdiments proviendraient de l'erosion de la Cordillère centrale et auraient été entraîné vers l'est et le sud-est par des courants (Fig. 82)).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: permineralized, replaced with silica

Primary reference: D. Pons. 1983. Contribution a l'etude paleobotanique du Mesozoique et du Cenozoique de Colombie. [A. Cardenas /L. Mora-Rojas] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186303: authorized by Andrés Cardenas, entered by Laura Mora-Rojas on 19.06.2017

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