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Urumaco (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Falcón, Venezuela (11.2° N, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.0° N, 68.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Urumaco Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Upper Member of the Urumaco Formation, late Miocene.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• The text does not include environment description

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Collection of Vertebrate Palaeontology of the Alcaldía de Urumaco, Estado de Falcón, Venezuela (AMU-CURS)

Primary reference: A. A. Carlini, J. N. Gelfo, and R. Sánchez. 2006. A new Megadolodinae (Mammalia, Litopterna, Protherotheriidae) from the Urumaco Formation (Late Miocene) of Venezuela. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 4(3):279-284 [C. Jaramillo/C. Suarez-Gomez] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144849: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Suarez-Gomez on 18.05.2013

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