Gruta dos Brejoes (Pleistocene to of Brazil)

Where: Bahia, Brazil (11.0° S, 41.5° W: paleocoordinates 11.0° S, 41.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• The faunal list along with earlier references suggest colder and more humid conditions, vegetation different from that of Caatingas (actual vegetation cover), but probably Cerrado.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. Cartelle et al.

Primary reference: G. Lessa, C. Cartelle, H. Farias and P. R. Gonçalves. 1998. Novos achados de mamiferos carnivoros do Pleistoceno final-Holoceno em grutas calcarias do Estado da Bahia. Acta Geologica Leopoldensia 21(46/47):157-169 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 136420: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 28.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Atelidae
Alouatta mauroi n. sp.2 Tejedor et al. 2008 howler monkey
MCL 7323 (holotype)
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon cancrivorus Cuvier 1798 crab eating raccoon
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Eira barbara Linnaeus 1758 tayra
 Carnivora - Felidae
Leopardus pardalis Linnaeus 1758 ocelot
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
"Stegomastodon waringi" = Notiomastodon platensis1
"Stegomastodon waringi" = Notiomastodon platensis1 Ameghino 1888 gomphothere
MCL-3093, 3087