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
•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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