Where: Venezuela (11.5° N, 69.5° W: paleocoordinates 11.2° N, 67.9° W)
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When: El Muaco Member (Caujarao Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)
• Kavanagh de Petzall (1959) divided the Caujarao Formation into three members: El Muaco (lower), Mataruca (middle) and Taratara (upper), where the latter one is underlying La Vela Formation (Miocene–Pliocene). The fossiliferous localities here studied belong to the El Muaco Member (Fig. 2), which is 690 m thick and with a lithology characterized mainly by mudstones and clays with some limestones and sandstones well developed at the basal section of the member (Kavanagh de Petzall 1959; Vallenilla 1961).
Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; gray mudstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical, ,
• The specimens were extracted from the sediment/rocks mechanically, and these are housed in the paleontological collection of the Museo Angel Segundo Lopez, Taratara, Falcon State, Venezuela, with the acronym MTT-V.
Primary reference: J. D. Carrillo-Briceno, A. E. Reyes-Cespedes, R. Salas-Gismondi and R. Sanchez. 2018. A new vertebrate continental assemblage from the Tortonian of Venezuela. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 1-12 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 200110: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 14.03.2019
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