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Duke Locality 32 (La Venta Fauna) (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Colombia (3.2° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.5° N, 72.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cerro Colorado Member (Villavieja Formation), Friasian (16.3 - 15.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; red, silty claystone and mudstone

• Channel and overbank deposits
• Fine-grained deposits, including red claystone and mudstone with very minor sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

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 13686: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 18.04.2002, edited by Maria Vallejo and Philip Mannion

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