Cueva de Abra Travertine: Late/Upper Pleistocene, Mexico

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Salientia - Ranidae
Rana pipiens Schreber 1782
Holman 1970
Salientia - Leptodactylidae
Leptodactylus (cf. Leptodactylus) labialis
Holman 1970
Syrrhophus (cf. Syrrhophus) campi
Holman 1970
Salientia - Rhinophrynidae
Rhinophrynus dorsalis Duméril and Bibron 1841
Holman 1970
Reptilia - Squamata - Teiidae
Cnemidophorus gularis
Holman 1970
Reptilia - Squamata - Iguanidae
Sceloporus indet. Wiegmann 1828
Holman 1970
Sceloporus (cf. Sceloporus) variabilis Wiegmann 1834
Holman 1970
Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811
Holman 1970
Reptilia - Squamata - Xantusiidae
Lepidophyma indet. Duméril 1851
Holman 1970
Mammalia - Rodentia - Hesperomyidae
Baiomys taylori (Thomas 1887)
original and current combination Hesperomys taylori
Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae
Oryzomys palustris Harlan 1837
Reithrodontomys fulvescens Allen 1894
Sigmodon hispidus Say and Ord 1825
Neotoma micropus Baird 1855
"N. micropus littoralis"
Peromyscus pectoralis Osgood 1904
Peromyscus leucopus (Rafinesque 1818)
Onychomys leucogaster (Wied-Neuwied 1841)
Mammalia - Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Liomys irroratus (Gray 1868)
Perognathus huastecensis Dalquest and Roth 1970
type
Chaetodipus hispidus (Baird 1858)
"Perognathus hispidus"
Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus cf. floridanus (Allen 1890)
Mammalia - Soricidae
Notiosorex crawfordi (Coues 1877)
Cryptotis parva (Say 1823)
Mammalia - Chiroptera - Phyllostomidae
Leptonycteris nivalis (Saussure 1860)
Artibeus jamaicensis Leach 1821
Mammalia - Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Vespertilionidae indet. Gray 1821
"similar to Lasionycteris noctivagans"
Myotis sp. Kaup 1829
Mammalia - Chiroptera - Emballonuridae
Balantiopteryx io Thomas 1904
Mammalia - Chiroptera - Molossidae
Tadarida aurispinosa (Peale 1848)
Tadarida laticaudata Geoffroy 1805
Tadarida brasiliensis (Geoffroy 1824)
Eumops perotis (Schinz 1821)
Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Marmosa mexicana Merriam 1897
Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus 1758
see common names

Geography
Country:Mexico State/province:Tamaulipas
Coordinates: 22.4° North, 98.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:22.4° North, 98.0° West
Time
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Late/Upper Pleistocene
Age range of interval:0.12600 - 0.01170 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Lithology and environment
Environment:cave
Geology comments: from a three inch thick slab of "buff-colored travertine"; additional, undescribed fossils from several other parts of the cave are not included in the report
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:coprolite
Disassociated major elements:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying
Collection size:2000 individuals
Metadata
Database number:71264
Authorizer:J. Alroy, J. Head Enterer:J. Alroy, J. Head
Created:1999-02-05 17:31:33 Last modified:1999-02-05 19:31:33
Access level:the public Released:1999-02-05 17:31:33
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

24062. W. W. Dalquest and E. Roth. 1970. Late Pleistocene mammals from a cave in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 15(2):217-230 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]

Secondary references:

45631 J. A. Holman. 1970. A small Pleistocene herpetofauna from Tamaulipas. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences 32(2):153-158 [J. Head/J. Head]