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Los Mangos 31-2496' 5'' (Cretaceous of Colombia)

Where: Huila, Colombia (2.6° N, 75.5° W: paleocoordinates 2.9° S, 47.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Caballos Formation, Albian (112.6 - 99.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithified sandstone and lithified, gray shale

• The Caballos Formation (highest in the sequence) is predominantly sandy, interbedded with dark gray shales and thin coal laminations interpreted as accumulating in estuarine deposits ( Florez and Carrillo, 1993 ).

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core, hydrochloric, hydroflouric

Primary reference: P. J. Mejia-Velazquez, D. L. Dilcher, C. A. Jaramillo, L. B. Fortini, and S. R. Manchester. 2012. Palynological composition of a Lower Cretaceous South American tropical sequence: Climatic implications and diversity comparisons with other latitudes. American Journal of Botany 99:1819-1827 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/A. Cardenas ] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139356: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 11.02.2013

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