Mostardas (Pleistocene of Brazil)

Also known as Rio Grande do Sul

Where: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (31.1° S, 51.0° W: paleocoordinates 31.1° S, 51.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Chui Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Late Pleistocene

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. J. Drehmer and A. M. Ribeiro. 1998. A temporal bone of an Otariidae (Mammalia, Pinnipedia), from the late Pleistocene of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Revista Universidade Guarulhos Geociencias 3(6):39-44 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59978: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.04.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Otariidae
Otariidae indet.1 eared seal
Arctocephalus sp.1 Cuvier 1826 fur seal
Otaria cf. byronia Blainville 1820 sea lion
 Carnivora - Canidae
cf. Theriodictis sp.3 Mercerat 1891 canine
Dusicyon cf. avus3 Burmeister 1866 Falkland Island wolf
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon populator3 Lund 1842 saber-toothed cat
 Odontoceti - Pontoporiidae
"Pontoporia blainvillei" = Pontoporia blainvillii2
"Pontoporia blainvillei" = Pontoporia blainvillii2 Gervais and d'Orbigny 1844 toothed whale