Cerro Colorado (Pisco, Miocene) (Miocene of Peru)

Where: Peru (14.3° S, 75.9° W: paleocoordinates 15.0° S, 72.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pisco Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• lower

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: J. F. Parham and N. D. Pyenson. 2010. New sea turtle from the Miocene of Peru and iterative evolution of feeding ecomorphologies since the Cretaceous. Journal of Paleontology 84(2):231-247 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 95373: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.04.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Incatella hupei Nielsen in DeVries 2007 turret shell
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Pacifichelys urbinai n. gen. n. sp.
Pacifichelys urbinai n. gen. n. sp. Parham and Pyenson 2010 sea turtle
 Suliformes - Sulidae
Sulidae indet. Reichenbach 1849 booby
 Cetacea - Pontoporiidae
Brachydelphis sp. Muizon 1988 toothed whale