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FH0903 (Bogota Formation) (Paleocene of Colombia)

Where: Cundinamarca, Colombia (5.1° N, 74.0° W: paleocoordinates 2.5° N, 61.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: T-03b- Foveotricolpites perforatus pollen zone, Bogota Formation, Thanetian (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

• Age of the Bogota Formation according to Jaramillo , C. , M. Rueda , and V. Torres . 2011 . A Palynological

•Zonation for the Cenozoic of the Llanos Foothills of Colombia. Palynology 35 : 46 84 .

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithified, tabular, yellow, muddy, silty mudstone

• Plant fossils found in a massive yellowish lacustrine claystone bed, about 40 cm thick underneath a

•thick red paleosol.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by F. Herrera in 2009

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• Repository: Ingeominas, Bogota, Colombia

Primary reference: F. Herrera, S. R. Manchester, S. B. Hoot, K. M. Wefferling, M. R. Carvalho and C. Jaramillo. 2011. Phytogeographic implications of fossil endocarps of Menispermaceae from the Paleocene of Colombia. American Journal of Botany 98(12):2004-2017 [A. Hendy/F. Herrera] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 121517: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Fabiany Herrera on 06.12.2011

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