Ortega locality, UCMP V-4940 (Cretaceous of Colombia)

Also known as V4940

Where: Tolima, Colombia (3.9° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.1° N, 59.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ortega Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• informal formation name

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and claystone

• "sandstones and claystones"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by R. W. Fields in 1949

Primary reference: W. Langston. 1953. Cretaceous terrestrial vertebrates from Colombia, South America. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 64:1519 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 95168: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.04.2010

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
"lepidostean scales"
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
? Unenlagiinae indet.2 Bonaparte 1999 coelurosaur
UCMP 39649b
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet.2 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
 Loricata -
Mesosuchia indet.1 Huxley 1875 crocodilian
two types of teeth, possibly ancenstral caiman, plus postcranial materials