Piacaguera (Holocene of Brazil)

Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil (23.9° S, 48.4° W: paleocoordinates 23.9° S, 48.4° W)

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• C14. C14.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

• archaeological site

Preservation: coprolite

Collection methods: quarrying, sieve

Primary reference: C. D. Rio Garcia and D.P. Uchoa. 1980. Piacaguera: Um Sambaqui do Litoral do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brasil. Revista de Pre-Historia 2:11-69 [J. Alroy/K. Sears]more details

PaleoDB collection 71269: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Karen Sears on 06.02.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• also have marine deposits, reptiles and birds at site
Mammalia
 Primates - Atelidae
Alouatta sp. Lacépède 1799 howler monkey
 Rodentia - Dasyproctidae
"Dasyprocta aguti" = Dasyprocta leporina
"Dasyprocta aguti" = Dasyprocta leporina Linnaeus 1758 red-rumped agouti
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Cavia aperea, "Hydrochoerus hydrochoeris" = Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Cavia aperea Erxleben 1777 Brazilian guinea pig
"Hydrochoerus hydrochoeris" = Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Linnaeus 1766 capybara
 Rodentia - Cuniculidae
"Agouti paca" = Cuniculus paca
"Agouti paca" = Cuniculus paca Linnaeus 1766 lowland paca
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus terrestris Linnaeus 1758 Brazilian tapir
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Nasua nasua Linneaus 1766 South American coati
Procyon sp. Storr 1780 raccoon
 Xenarthra - Dasypodidae
"Dasypus novemcinctus" = Dasypus (Dasypus) novemcinctus
"Dasypus novemcinctus" = Dasypus (Dasypus) novemcinctus Linnaeus 1758 nine-banded armadillo
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Didelphis sp. Linnaeus 1758 large American opossum
 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Tayassu sp. Fischer 1814 peccary
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Sotalia sp. Gray 1866 dolphin
 Odontoceti - Pontoporiidae
Pontoporia sp. Gray 1846 toothed whale
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Mazama sp. Rafinesque 1817 brocket deer