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Urumaco, Biozona 3 Loc 50-FU (Miocene of Venezuela)

Also known as Linares Nivel fosil 56

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (11.2° N, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 10.9° N, 68.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; sandy shale and sandstone

• Unit composed of a sequence of shales noncyclic and sandstones. Its sediments are interpreted as deposits of river channels, floodplains and high fronts, with occasional marine influence.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by O. J. Linares

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: O. J. Linares. 2004. Bioestratigrafia de la fauna de mamíferos de las Formaciones Socorro, Urumaco y Codore (Mioceno medio - Plioceno temprno)de la región de Urumaco, Falcon, Venezuela. Paleobiologia Neotropical 1:1-26 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 146449: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 25.06.2013

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