Fazenda Suse II (Pleistocene of Brazil)

Where: Bahia, Brazil (14.8° S, 40.9° W: paleocoordinates 14.8° S, 40.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, argillaceous, sandy conglomerate

• At the Suse II Farm, blocks of conglomerate sediments were recovered in addition to the fossils inside the "tank" as well as bone fragments. Other works report the fossils form those deposits placed just above the conglomerate. An analysis of the conglomerate showed the presence of clays rich in organic matter, fine and angular quartz, fine muscovite, calcite, fossil bone fragments, and carbonized leaves.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: permineralized, coalified, replaced with calcite, replaced with other

Collected by Mr. Marlon Luiz de Assis Coelho in 1999

• The fossil discoveries in the Suse II Farm "tank" took place in accidental way, therefore, the specimens collected suffered from artificial selection, being picked only well-preserved specimens. The authors thank Mr. Marlon Luiz de Assis Coelho, owner of the Sse II Farm, for the donation of the fossils to the Geology Laboratory of the UESB.

Primary reference: M. A. T. Dantas and M. A. L. Tasso. 2007. Megafauna do Pleistoceno final de Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia: taxonomia e aspectos tafonomicos. Scientia Plena 3(3):30-36 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137121: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 10.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Toxodontinae indet. Owen 1837 notoungulate
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium laurillardi Lund 1842 edentate
LGUESB 0003 to LGUESB 0013
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
"Stegomastodon waringi" = Notiomastodon platensis
"Stegomastodon waringi" = Notiomastodon platensis Ameghino 1888 gomphothere