Barro Colorado Island (Holocene of Panama)

Also known as ETE Locality 509, Barro Colorado Island,

Where: Panama (9.2° N, 79.9° W: paleocoordinates 9.2° N, 79.8° W)

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Modern ecosystem radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• ETE sed env 1: ., ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: Soils of plateau are well-weathered oxisols.
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: Andesite flow underlies central plateau, hill capped by int.&ext. basalt. Other rks:volcanic ss&mudst,basaltic agg, ls.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 412, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: E. G. Leigh and S.J. Wright. 1990. Barro Colorado Island and Tropical Biology. Gentry, A.H., ed., Four Neotropical Rainforests, Yale University Press, New Haven 28-47 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 21691: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 11.10.1995, edited by Richard Potts, John Damuth and John Alroy

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Taxonomic list

 Megatherioidea - Megalonychidae
Choloepus hoffmanni Peters 1858 Hoffmann's two-toed sloth
  - Bradypodidae
Bradypus variegatus Schinz 1825 brown-throated three-toed sloth
 Xenarthra - Myrmecophagidae
Tamandua mexicana Saussure 1860 Northern tamandua
 Xenarthra - Cyclopedidae
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Cabassous centralis Miller 1899 Northern naked-tailed armadillo
"Dasypus novemcinctus" = Dasypus (Dasypus) novemcinctus Linnaeus 1758 nine-banded armadillo
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus brasiliensis Linnaeus 1758 tapeti
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Microsciurus alfari dwarf squirrel
 Rodentia -
 Rodentia - Echimyidae
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Coendou rothschildi prehensile-tailed porcupine
 Rodentia - Cuniculidae
"Agouti paca" = Cuniculus paca
"Agouti paca" = Cuniculus paca Linnaeus 1766 lowland paca
 Rodentia - Dasyproctidae
Dasyprocta punctata Gray 1842 Central American agouti
 Rodentia - Caviidae
"Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris" = Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
"Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris" = Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Linnaeus 1766 capybara
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Oryzomys capito rice rat
Oryzomys fulvescens Saussure 1860 fulvous pygmy rice rat
Sigmodon hispidus Say and Ord 1825 hispid cotton rat
 Rodentia - Muridae
Heteromys desmarestianus forest spiny pocket mouse
Mus musculus Linnaeus 1758 house mouse
Rattus rattus Linnaeus 1758 black rat
 Primates - Atelidae
"Alouatta palliata" = Alouatta palliatus, Ateles geoffroyi
"Alouatta palliata" = Alouatta palliatus Gray 1849 mantled howler
Ateles geoffroyi Kuhl 1820 black-handed spider monkey
 Primates -
Aotus trivirgatus Humboldt 1811 three-striped night monkey
 Primates - Cebidae
"Saguinus oedipus" = Jacchus oedipus, Cebus capucinus
"Saguinus oedipus" = Jacchus oedipus Linnaeus 1758 monkey
Cebus capucinus Linnaeus 1758 capuchin monkey
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer
Mazama americana Erxleben 1777 red brocket
 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Tayassu pecari, "Tayassu tajacu" = Pecari tajacu
Tayassu pecari Link 1795 white-lipped peccary
"Tayassu tajacu" = Pecari tajacu Linnaeus 1758 collared peccary
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus sp. Brisson 1762 tapir
Tapirus bairdii Gill 1865 Baird's tapir
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
"Lutra annectens" = Lontra longicaudis annectens Forsyth Major 1897 neotropical otter
Eira barbara Linnaeus 1758 tayra
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Potos flavus Schreber 1774 kinkajou
Nasua nasua Linneaus 1766 South American coati
Bassaricyon gabbii Allen 1876 olingo
Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 raccoon
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera onca, "Felis yagouaroundi" = Puma yagouaroundi, "Felis concolor" = Puma concolor, "Felis pardalis" = Leopardus pardalis, "Felis wiedii" = Leopardus wiedii
Panthera onca Linnaeus 1758 jaguar
"Felis yagouaroundi" = Puma yagouaroundi Geoffroy 1803 jaguarundi
"Felis concolor" = Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771 puma
"Felis pardalis" = Leopardus pardalis Linnaeus 1758 ocelot
"Felis wiedii" = Leopardus wiedii Schinz 1821 margay
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Caluromys derbianus woolly oppossum
Metachirus nudicaudatus Geoffroy 1803 brown four-eyed opossum
Chironectes minumus water opossum
Philander opposum Linnaeus 1758 four-eyed opossum
Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus 1758 common opossum
Marmosa robinsoni Bangs 1898 mouse opossum