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Road to Tio Gregorio Locality (Neogene of Venezuela)

Also known as Urumaco

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (11.3° N, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.1° N, 69.4° W)

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When: El Jebe Member (Codore Formation), Montehermosan (6.8 - 4.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic; brown sandstone

• The depositional environment has been interpreted by Rey (1990) as characteristic of a distal fan-delta, with an alluvial plain associated with small meandering channels, and some brief intervals of marine invasion halfway through the sequence. The presence of palynomorphs allows to infer subhumid to dry climate throughout the entire deposition of the Codore Fm.
• This geologic unit is divided into two (see Liddle 1946) or three (see Rey 1990) members, according to different authors. Lithologically, it comprises a succession of ochraceous to dark brown sandstones with cross-stratification, and light-colored limolites with intercalated carbonatic levels of varying thickness.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. A. Carlini, A. E. Zurita, G. J. Scillato-Yane, R. Sanchez, and O. A. Aguilera. 2008. New Glyptodont from the Codore Formation (Pliocene), Falcon State, Venezuela, its relationship with the Asterostemma problem, and the paleobiogeography of the Glyptodontinae. Palaontologische Zeitschrift 82(2):139-152 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 114473: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 15.08.2011

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