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Pit tabaco1 (Paleocene of Colombia)

Also known as Coal beds 100

Where: Guajira, Colombia (11.2° N, 73.0° W: paleocoordinates 8.6° N, 59.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Cerrejon Formation, Middle Paleocene (61.7 - 58.7 Ma)

• This age estimate is based on biostratigraphic correlations and has been described elsewhere (Jaramillo et al., 2007).

Environment/lithology: delta plain; sandstone and gray siltstone

• The

•depositional sequence suggests paleoenvironments that range from coastal

•plains characterized by deltaic systems at the base of the sequence, to continental environments dominated by fl oodplains, swamps, and lagoons near the top of the formation ( Jaramillo et al., 2007 )

• The Cerrejon Formation is a 700 m thick sequence of coal beds, fl uvial sandstones, and lacustrine siltstones; these deposits have been dated as mid to late Paleocene based on isotopic and biostratigraphic correlations (Jaramillo et al., 2007).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: M. R. Carvalho, F. A. Herrera, C. A. Jaramillo, S. L. Wing, and R. Callejas. 2011. Paleocene Malvaceae from northern South America and their biogeographical implications. American Journal of Botany 98(8):1-19 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133598: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 18.09.2012

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