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Zumbador Cave (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (10.9° N, 68.6° W: paleocoordinates 10.4° N, 66.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Capadare Formation, Serravallian (13.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; limestone

• isolated carbonate development, without influence of coast and continent, in entirely open-sea conditions, with well- oxygenated and clear water, and moderate energy in a tropical climate

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: MBLUZ-P, Museo de Biologıa de la Universidad del Zulia, Seccion de Pale- ontologıa, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Primary reference: A. Solorzano and A. D. Rincon. 2015. The earliest record (early Miocene) of a bony-toothed bird from South America and a reexamination of Venezuelan pelagornithids. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(6):e995188 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 175186: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 04.12.2015

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