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Calenturitas Coal Mine (Paleocene to of Colombia)

Also known as La Jagua de Ibirico

Where: Cesar, Colombia (9.6° N, 73.5° W: paleocoordinates 7.2° N, 61.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Los Cuervos Formation, Late/Upper Paleocene to Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 48.6 Ma)

• "Upper segment" of Los Cuervos Formaiton. Late Paleocene-Early Eocene age based on pollen and spores

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic; sandstone

• "massive sublithic arenite (sandstone) layer interpreted as belong to deltaic channel deposits"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: E. A. Cadena and M. H. Schweitzer. 2014. A Pelomedusoid Turtle from the Paleocene-Eocene of Colombia Exhibiting Preservation of Blood Vessels and Osteocytes. Journal of Herpetology 48(4):461-465 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 166981: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 05.03.2015

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