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La Meseta, east of Casa Chiguaje (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (11.3° S, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 11.6° S, 68.4° W)

When: Chiguaje Member (Codore Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray shale

• The Chiguaje Member represents a short transgressive event between two continental members (i.e., El Jebe and Algodones, Hambalek et al. 1994).
• dark gray laminated mudstone and shale interbedded with muddy sandstone containing abundant mollusk fragments grading to limestones with oysters

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Aguirre-Fernández, J. D. Carillo-Briceño, R. Sánchez, E. Amsson, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2017. Fossil Cetaceans (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Neogene of Colombia and Venezuela. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 24(1):71-90 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 127083: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 24.04.2012, edited by Mark Uhen

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