Cueva de Los Huesos - Cerro Pintado (Pleistocene of Venezuela)

Where: Zulia, Venezuela (10.5° S, 72.9° W: paleocoordinates 10.4° S, 72.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Cave-fill sediments; Cave is formed in Cretaceous Grupo Cogollo limestones

Environment/lithology: caveunlithified

• Cave is formed in Cretaceous Grupo Cogollo limestones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), mechanical,

• Specimens are curated at the Museo de Biología de la Universidad del Zulia (Maracaibo) (= MBLUZ)

Primary reference: A. D. Rincón R. 2000. Algunos resultados preliminares de la expedición a Cerro Pintado 1997, Zu.16 - Cueva de los Huesos (Sierra de Perijá, Venezuela). Boletin de la Sociedad Venezolana de Espeleología 34:44-46 [C. Bell/C. Bell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63886: authorized by Chris Bell, entered by Chris Bell on 23.08.2006

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Salientia -
Mammalia
 Glires -
Rodentia indet. Savage 1951 rodent
 Rodentia - Hydrochoeridae
Hydrochoeridae indet. Gill 1872 caviomorph
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonychidae indet. Gervais 1855 edentate
 Marsupialia -
 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Tayassuidae indet. Palmer 1897 peccary
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer