Punta Hermengo - Sector D (Pleistocene of Argentina)

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina (38.3° S, 57.8° W: paleocoordinates 38.3° S, 57.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Lujanian mammal zone, Lujanian (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown, yellow, sandy siltstone and brown, gray, silty siltstone

• Arid to semiarid conditions
• Limo arenosos a limo arcillosos que pasan en la parte superior a arcillo-limosos.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: E. P. Tonni and F. Fidalgo. 1982. Geología y Paleontología de los sedimentos del Pleistoceno en el área de Punta Hermengo (Miramar, Prov. de Buenos Aires, Rep. Argentina): Aspectos paleoclimáticos. Ameghiniana 19(1-2):79-108 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140805: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 17.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Psittaciformes - Psittacidae
Psittacidae sp. Illiger 1811 parrot
Cyanoliseus cf. patagonus Vieillot 1818 burrowing parakeet
 Piciformes - Picidae
Colaptes campestris Vieillot 1818 campo flicker
 Tinamiformes - Tinamidae
Nothura sp. Wagler 1827 tinamou
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Reithrodon auritus Fischer 1814 bunny rat
 Rodentia - Chinchillidae
Lagostomus sp. Brookes 1828 viscacha
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Microcavia sp. Gervais and Ameghino 1880 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Ctenomyidae
Ctenomys sp. de Blainville 1826 caviomorph
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
"Tolypeutes cf. matacus" = Tolypeutes tricinctus matacus Azara 1801 three banded armadillo
Zaedyus cf. pichiy Desmarest 1804 pichi
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Lestodelphys cf. halli Thomas 1921 Patagonian opussum