Quequén Salado - Indio Rico (Pleistocene of Argentina)

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina (38.7° S, 60.6° W: paleocoordinates 38.8° S, 60.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lujanian mammal zone, Guerrero Member (Lujan Formation), Lujanian (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; brown, yellow, argillaceous siltstone and brown, yellow, sandy siltstone

• "sedimentos limo arcillosos a limo arenosos, castaños a castaño amarillentos, con pequeños rodados de "tosca" en la base."

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MLP

Primary reference: M. T. Alberdi, A. N. Mengegaz, J. L. Prado and E. P. Tonni. 1989. La Fauna Local Quequén Salado-Indio Rico (Pleistoceno tardío) de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Aspectos paleoambientales y bioestratigráficos. Ameghiniana 25(3):225-236 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140934: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 19.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Reithrodon auritus Fischer 1814 bunny rat
Eligmodontia cf. typus Cuvier 1837 mouse
Eligmodontia typus Cuvier 1837 mouse
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Microcavia australis Geoffroy and Dorbigny 1833 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Ctenomyidae
Ctenomys sp. de Blainville 1826 caviomorph
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Xenarthra - Dasypodidae
"Tolypeutes matacus" = Tolypeutes tricinctus matacus
"Tolypeutes matacus" = Tolypeutes tricinctus matacus Azara 1801 three banded armadillo
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Lestodon sp. Gervais 1855 edentate
Scelidotherium leptocephalum Owen 1839 edentate
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
"Sclerocalyptus sp." = Neosclerocalyptus
"Sclerocalyptus sp." = Neosclerocalyptus Paula Couto 1957 glyptodon
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Lama guanicoe Müller 1776 guanaco
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
"Odocoileinae indet." = Odocoileini
"Odocoileinae indet." = Odocoileini Pocock 1923 deer