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La Tordolla, Villa de Leiva (Cretaceous of Colombia)

Also known as Padillasaurus leivaensis type locality

Where: Ricaurte, Colombia (5.6° N, 73.6° W: paleocoordinates 3.7° N, 42.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Gerhardtia galeatoides ammonoid zone, Paja Formation, Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• Middle member of the Paja Formation. Paper says this is "lower Barremian" and "lower upper Barremian"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; gypsiferous, nodular, calcareous claystone

• tidal salt flats
• gypsum-rich claystones with calcareous nodules interbedded with thin calcareous levels with cryptalgal structures

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: collected by local farmers and donated to the Junta de Acción Comunal Vereda Monquirá (JACVM)

Primary reference: J. L. Carballido, D. Pol, M. L. Parra Ruge, S. Padilla Bernal, M. E. Páramo-Fonseca and F. Etayo-Serna. 2015. A new Early Cretaceous brachiosaurid (Dinosauria, Neosauropoda) from northwestern Gondwana (Villa de Leiva, Colombia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(5):e980505:1-12 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 172898: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 28.08.2015

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