Rio de la Pasion: Late/Upper Pleistocene, Guatemala
collected by B. Brown 1949

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Toxodontidae indet. Ameghino 1889
Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae
Hydrochoerus sp. Brisson 1762
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus sp. Brisson 1762
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821
Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821
"? Felis"
Mammalia - Dasypodidae
Dasypus sp. Linnaeus 1758
Mammalia - Pampatheriidae
Pampatherium sp. Ameghino 1875
Mammalia - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx sp. Harlan 1825
Mammalia - Megatheriidae
Megatherium sp. Cuvier 1796
Mammalia - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon sp. Brown 1903
Mylodon sp. Owen 1859
Mammalia - Glyptodontidae
Glyptodon sp. Owen 1839
    = Glyptodontinae indet. Gray 1869
Zurita et al. 2018
Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
? Cuvieronius sp. Osborn 1923
Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Dicotyles tajacu (Linnaeus 1758)
recombined as Tayassu tajacu
(6 measurements)
Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821
Mammalia - Ungulata - Bovidae
? Bovidae indet. Gray 1821
"? bovid"
Mammalia - Ungulata - Cervidae
Mazama sp. Rafinesque 1817
see common names

Country:Guatemala State/province:Peten
Coordinates: 16.3° North, 90.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:16.2° North, 90.0° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Late/Upper Pleistocene
Age range of interval:0.12600 - 0.01170 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy comments: specimens are possibly not from a single stratigraphic unit
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Geology comments: original geological context unclear
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:surface (float),survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Museum repositories:AMNH
Collectors:B. Brown Collection dates:1949
Collection method comments: the specimens apparently "were scoured out of the underlying strata... and washed downstream"
Database number:71312
Authorizer:J. Alroy, C. Jaramillo Enterer:J. Alroy, J. Carrillo
Modifier:J. Alroy
Created:1999-02-14 11:41:56 Last modified:2008-12-02 20:34:17
Access level:the public Released:1999-02-14 11:41:56
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

23972. M. O. Woodburne. 1969. A late Pleistocene occurrence of the collared peccary, Dicotyles tajacu, in Guatemala. J Mamm 50(1):121-125 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]

Secondary references:

66406 A. E. Zurita, D. D. Gillette, F. Cuadrelli and A. A. Carlini. 2018. A tale of two clades: Comparative study of Glyptodon Owen and Glyptotherium Osborn (Xenarthra, Cingulata, Glyptodontidae. Geobios 51(3):247-258 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo]