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Chaparral Alto San Jose (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as UCMP V4406

Where: Tolima, Colombia (3.8° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 71.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Barzalosa Formation (Gualanday Group), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• Originally regarded as Oligocene (e.g. Langston 1965), but now thought to be Early Miocene (e.g. Cadena et al. 2008 [JVP])

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; yellow, sandy breccia and blue claystone

• In a thin lense of yellowish sandy bone breccia within a blue clay member of the Gualanday, Barzalosa series.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. A. Stirton, J.Royo y Gomez, J. Wyatt Durham in 1944; reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: J. Royo y Gomez. 1945. Los vertebrados del Terciario continental de Colombia. Revista Colombiana de ciencias exactas, físicas y naturales 6(24):496-512 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 133440: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 13.09.2012, edited by Philip Mannion

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