Lagoa Santa (Pleistocene of Brazil)

Where: Minas Gerais, Brazil (19.6° S, 43.9° W: paleocoordinates 19.6° S, 43.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Hoffstetter. 1954. Les gravigrades (Edentes Xenarthres) des cavernes de Lagoa Santa (Minas Gerais, Bresil). Annalles des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie 11:741-764 [C. Jaramillo/G. Ballen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140474: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gustavo Ballen on 10.03.2013, edited by Juan Carrillo

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Nothrotheriidae
Nothrotherium maquinense Lund 1839 edentate
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Glossotherium giganteum Lund 1838 edentate
"Valgipes deformis" = Valgipes bucklandi Lund 1839 edentate
Scelidotherium cuvieri Lund 1839 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium laurillardi Lund 1842 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Ocnopus gracilis Lund 1840 edentate
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
Glyptotherium sp. Osborn 1903 glyptodon