Neogene vertebrates from Urumaco, Falcón State, Venezuela: Diversity and significance

  title={Neogene vertebrates from Urumaco, Falc{\'o}n State, Venezuela: Diversity and significance},
  author={Marcelo R. S{\'a}nchez-Villagra and Orangel A. Aguilera},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={213 - 220}
Synopsis The first palaeontological discoveries in Urumaco were made more than half a century ago. Several research groups have worked in the region, but new vertebrate fossils are still being found in this area of northwestern Venezuela. The most conspicuous elements of the fauna are reptiles, because of their size and abundance, although fishes are by far the most diverse group. Among South American Neogene assemblages the whole fauna is most similar to those of Acre in Brazil and Entre Rios… 

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