Nuapua 2, Chuquisaca, Bolivia (Holocene of Bolivia)

Where: Chuquisaca, Bolivia (20.8° S, 63.1° W: paleocoordinates 20.8° S, 63.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: middle Member (Nuapua Formation), Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrialgray

• 1.5-1.0 m of reworked gray tuff

Primary reference: L. G. Marshall and T. Sempere. 1991. The Eocene to Pleistocene vertebrates of Bolivia and their stratigraphic context: a review. Fósiles y Facies de Bolivia - Vol. 1 Vertebrados (Revista Ténica de YPFB) 12(3-4):631-652 [D. Croft/D. Weinstein]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 70705: authorized by Darin Croft, entered by Deborah Weinstein on 03.04.2007, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Leptodactylidae
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Jacanidae
Jacana sp. Brisson 1760 shorebird
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Dendrocygna sp. Swinson 1837 waterfowl
Anas sp. Linnaeus 1758 dabbling duck
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Falconidae indet. Vigors 1824 raptor
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Columbidae indet. Illiger 1811 dove
 Cuculiformes - Cuculidae
Coccyzus sp. Viellot 1816 cuckoo
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Caprimulgiformes - Nyctibiidae
Nyctibius sp. Vieillot 1816 nightjar
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Rallidae indet. Vigors 1825 rail
 Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae
"Podiceps cornutus" = Podiceps auritus cornutus Gmelin 1789 horned grebe
 Pelecaniformes - Threskiornithidae
Platalea sp., "Ajaja rosea" = Platalea ajaja
Platalea sp. Linnaeus 1758 ibis
"Ajaja rosea" = Platalea ajaja Linnaeus 1758 roseate spoonbill
 Rheiformes - Rheidae
Rhea cf. americana Linnaeus 1758 greater rhea
 Tinamiformes - Tinamidae
cf. Rhynchotus sp. Spix 1825 tinamou
"Crypturus tataupa" = Crypturellus tataupa Temminck 1815 tataupa tinamou
Reptilia
 Squamata - Boidae
Boidae indet. Gray 1825 boa
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
"Crotalinae indet." = Crotalidae
"Crotalinae indet." = Crotalidae Oppel 1811 pit viper
 Squamata -
Tupinambis teguixin Linnaeus 1758 tegu
Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sapiens Linnaeus 1758 human
skull
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Graomys sp. Thomas 1916 mouse
Calomys sp. Waterhouse 1837 vesper mouse
 Rodentia - Chinchillidae
Lagostomus maximus Desmarest 1817 plains viscacha
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Linnaeus 1766 capybara
Galea cf. musteloides Meyen 1832 common yellow-toothed cavy
 Rodentia - Echimyidae
Myocastor coypus Molina 1782 coypu
 Rodentia - Ctenomyidae
Ctenomys sp. de Blainville 1826 caviomorph
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Chiroptera - Molossidae
Eumops perotis Schinz 1821 western mastiff bat
 Carnivora - Canidae
Dusicyon griseus Falkland Island wolf
 Xenarthra - Dasypodidae
Chaetophractus cf. vellerosus Gray 1865 screaming hairy armadillo
or villosus
Euphractus sexcinctus Linnaeus 1758 six banded armadillo
Zaedyus pichiy Desmarest 1804 pichi
"Dasypus cf. novemcinctus" = Dasypus (Dasypus) novemcinctus Linnaeus 1758 nine-banded armadillo
Propraopus cf. punctatus Lund 1842 armadillo
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Morenelaphus sp. Carette 1922 deer