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Rio La Grita (Jurassic of Venezuela)

Where: Tachira, Venezuela (8.1° N, 72.0° W: paleocoordinates 5.1° N, 41.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Quinta Formation, Early/Lower Jurassic (201.6 - 175.6 Ma)

• Upper interval of the formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siltstone

• purple siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Sanchez-Villagra, Moody in 1992-1994

Collection methods: quarrying,

• MBLUZ: Museo de Biologia de la Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo

Primary reference: D. E. Russell, O. O. Rivas, B. Battail and D. A. Russell. 1992. Découverte de vertébrés fossiles dans la Formation de La Quinta, Jurassique du Vénézuéla occidental [Discovery of fossil vertebrates in the La Quinta Formation, Jurassic of western Venezuela]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, Série II 314:1247-1252 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55294: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 06.10.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano and Richard Butler

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