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Toxodont Locality; UCMP V4519 (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as Scleromys Villavieja

Where: Huila, Colombia (3.3° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 72.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Laventan mammal zone, Villavieja Formation (Honda Group), Laventan (13.8 - 11.8 Ma)

• Monkey Unit (Fields 1959)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray claystone

• Gray claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by R. W. Fields and R. A. Stirton in 1945 and 1949; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. W. Fields. 1957. Hystricomorph rodents from the late Miocene of Colombia, South America. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 32:273-404 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134806: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 17.10.2012, edited by Philip Mannion and Laura Mora-Rojas

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