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Loma Pedro Luis (Cretaceous of Colombia)

Also known as Villa de Leyva, Villa de Leiva

Where: Boyaca, Colombia (5.5° N, 73.5° W: paleocoordinates 3.5° N, 42.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Paja Formation, Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• Hampe 2005: Paramo (1997) described the well preserved skull of the ophthalmosaurid Platypterygius sachicarum from Loma Pedro Luis about 1.5 km N of Villa de Leyva (early Aptian, Fig. 1) and there are several undescribed ichthyosaur specimens consisting of partial skulls and vertebral columns (pers. observ.) from this area.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. E. Paramo. 1997. Platypterygius sachicarum (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) nueva especie del Cretácico de Colombia. Revista Ingeominas 6:1-12 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 142346: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 09.04.2013

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