Zumbador Cave (Pleistocene of Venezuela)

Also known as Cueva del Zumbador

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (10.9° N, 68.6° W: paleocoordinates 10.8° N, 68.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Fossils from Cave-fill seidments. Cave is formed in the middle Miocene Capadare Formation (Rincón R., 2003).

Environment/lithology: cave

• Cave is formed in the middle Miocene Capadare Formation (Rincón R., 2003)

Collection methods: Specimens are curated at Museo de Biología de la Universidad del Zulia, Sección de Paleontología (= MBLUZ)

Primary reference: A. D. Rincón R. 2006. A first record of the Pleistocene saber-toothed cat Smilodon populator Lund, 1842 (Carnivora: Felidae: Machairodontinae) from Venezuela. Ameghiniana 43(2):499-501 [C. Bell/C. Bell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63884: authorized by Chris Bell, entered by Chris Bell on 23.08.2006, edited by Margaret Shalap and Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
Pelagornithidae indet.1 Fürbringer 1888 bird
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Mixotoxodon larensis3 Van Frank 1957 notoungulate
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Neochoerus sp.3 Hay 1926 caviomorph
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon populator Lund 1842 saber-toothed cat
 Xenarthra -
Pachyarmatherium tenebris n. sp.2 Rincon and White 2007 edentate
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina sp.3 Simpson 1930 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium laurillardi3 Lund 1842 edentate
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
Glyptodon clavipes2 Owen 1839 glyptodon
Glyptatelinae indet.3 Castellanos 1932 glyptodon