Ciego Montero (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Also known as Ciego-Montero, Cienfuegos

Where: Cuba (22.3° N, 80.4° W: paleocoordinates 22.4° N, 80.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The primary ref for this collection is not the first place these fossils were mentioned, but the two "background" references are an abstract and a general discussion of S. A. mammals

Primary reference: W. D. Matthew. 1931. Genera and new species of ground sloths from the Pleistocene of Cuba. American Museum Novitates 511:1-5 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37703: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.03.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Emys sombrerensis n. sp.1, "Testudo cubensis n. sp." = Chelonoidis cubensis1
Emys sombrerensis n. sp.1 Leidy 1868 turtle
Type (posterior part of plastron)
"Testudo cubensis n. sp." = Chelonoidis cubensis1 Leidy 1868 turtle
Type (costal plate)
 Crocodylia -
Crocodilus pristinus n. sp.1 Leidy 1868 crocodilian
Type (posterior dorsal vertebra)
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus rhombifer2 Cuvier 1807 Cuban crocodile
AMNH 6179-6181 and 6185 (skulls)
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Mesocnus browni n. sp. Matthew 1931 edentate
type: anterior half of skull; paratype: lower jaw