Cerro Colorado (Pisco, Miocene): Middle Miocene, Peru

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Incatella hupei Nielsen in DeVries 2007
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843
Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae
Pacifichelys urbinai n. gen., n. sp. Parham and Pyenson 2010
12 specimens
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Sulidae
Sulidae indet. Reichenbach 1849
Mammalia - Cetacea - Pontoporiidae
Brachydelphis sp. Muizon 1988
see common names

Coordinates: 14.3° South, 75.9° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:15.0° South, 72.7° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:local area
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
Key time interval:Middle Miocene
Age range of interval:15.97000 - 11.60800 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:formation
Stratigraphy comments: lower
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body,original phosphate
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Database number:95373
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2010-04-14 11:04:55 Last modified:2017-05-23 16:34:15
Access level:the public Released:2010-04-14 11:04:55
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

32455. 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]