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Duke Locality 33 (La Venta Fauna) (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Colombia (3.3° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.5° N, 72.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: La Victoria Formation (Honda Group), Friasian (16.3 - 15.5 Ma)

• Indicated in stratigraphic column

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; mudstone

• "Alternating channel and overbank deposits"
• "gray, coarse- to fine-grained pebbly lithic arenites with important amounts of volcanic fragments and plagiocalse alternating vertically and laterally with reddish-brown and greenish-gray mudstone. The mudstones are very rich in fossil vertebrates."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Several isolated scutes

Primary reference: A. A. Carlini, S. F. Vizcaino, and G. J. Scillato-Yane. 1997. Armored Xenarthrans: A unique taxonomic and ecologic assemblage. Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics; The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia (R. F. Kay, R. H. Madden, R. L. Cifelli, and J. J. Flynn, eds.; Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington) [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/L. Mora-Rojas] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13684: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 18.04.2002, edited by Roger Benson, Maria Vallejo and Laura Mora-Rojas

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