Boletin de Geología
Print version ISSN 0120-0283
ROJAS-BRICENO, Alexis and PATARROYO, Pedro. OCCURRENCE OF SELLITHYRIS SELLA (BRACHIOPODA) IN THE ROSABLANCA FORMATION, BOYACÁ-COLOMBIA. bol.geol. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.2, pp. 129-132. ISSN 0120-0283.
The brachiopod shells discovered in the Rosablanca Formation from the Santa Sofia locality, NW of Villa de Leyva, Boyacá province, can be identified as Sellithyris sella (J. de C. Sowerby, 1823). The studied material shows characteristics features of this taxon including the loop wide, triangular with high-arched transverse band. This material was collected during a paleontological excursion with geology students. Sellithyris was previously reported from Zapatoca, Santander province by Dietrich (1938) and Karsten (1958).This new record documents its wide Late Valanginian-?Hauterivian distribution in Colombia (Uppermost Rosablanca Formation) and confirms the direct transatlantic connections with Western Europe.
Keywords : Sellithyris sella; Rosablanca Formation; Late Valanginian - ? Hauterivian.