Cueva de las Caritas (Pleistocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Pedernales, Dominican Republic (17.8° N, 71.4° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 71.4° W)

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. T. Turvey, J. Almonte, J. Hansford, R. P. Scofield, J. L. Brocca and S. D. Chapman. 2017. A new species of extinct Late Quaternary giant tortoise from Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4277(1):1-16 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186698: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 01.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Chelonoidis marcanoi Turvey et al. 2017 turtle
MNHNSD FOS 23.1064
 Squamata - Anguidae
Celestus sp. Gray 1838 squamates
 Squamata - Polychrotidae
Anolis sp. Daudin 1802 anole
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sapiens Linnaeus 1758 human
The site also contains two pre-Columbian petroglyphs of human faces
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonychidae indet. Gervais 1855 edentate