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Caujarao (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (11.5° N, 69.5° W: paleocoordinates 11.2° N, 68.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

• The fish associations reflect a tropical, sublittoral environment.
• Microfossiliferous gray/blue clay and claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Specimens deposited in Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda

Primary reference: O. Aguilera and D. R. de Aguilera. 2004. Giant-toothed White Sharks and Wide-toothed Mako (Lamnidae) from the Venezuela Neogene: Their Role in the Caribbean, Shallow-water Fish Assemblage. 40(3):368-382 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 162677: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 01.10.2014

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