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Paramblypterus F4114
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  Colón
  Panama

Added:
january 2014
Last Modified:
january 2014

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Location description

On the peninsula of Colon, Panama the Gatún formation of the middle Miocene, part of the Neogene period is present. The formation is recognizable by the white shell material. The nearshore marine deposits consist of dark sandy material.


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Directions

Colón is located on the north coast of Panama near the Panama Canal. The area of the Gatun Formation is the peninsula west of Puerto Pilón. Along the coasts, at slopes and excavations for buildings in the area it is possible to collect various kinds of fossils. Along the Panama Canal are good fossils can be found in the cuts.

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Finds

Gastropods (including Turritella sp.) and bivalves are numerous. Shark teeth (including C. megalodon), ray teeth and coral can also be found.

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Museum: Museo de Ciencias Naturales Panama

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