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Quebrada Honda - Zaraza (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Guárico, Venezuela (9.4° N, 65.4° W: paleocoordinates 8.9° N, 62.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Santacrucian (17.5 - 16.3 Ma)

• In this locality, the river bank shows an over 20 Metter deep set of layers of so-called Zaraza Series, a sandstone and marl complex of approximately 300 meters thickness, which is the youngest unit of the Tertiary around.

•Note: Stehlin (1928) used the term "Zaraza Series" to designate the fossiliferous sandstones near the village of the same name. Kamen-Kaye (1942) mentioned the Zaraza Group. The layers are currently included into the Chaguaramas Formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified sandstone and brown, green, sandy marl

• Sandstein und Mergel komplexes.

•Sandige Mergel bräunlicher bis grünlicher - harter Sandstein.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Dr. Peter Christ

Primary reference: H. G. Stehlin. 1928. Ein Astrapotherium fund aus Venezuela. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 21:227-232 [C. Jaramillo/C. Suarez-Gomez] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 146538: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Suarez-Gomez on 26.06.2013, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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