Chazumba I (Quaternary of Mexico)

Where: Santiago Chazumba, Mexico (18.2° N, 97.7° W: paleocoordinates 18.2° N, 97.5° W)

When: Quaternary (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, silty lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Vines-Vallverdu, J. Arroyo-Cabrales, , II Rivera-Gonzalez, X.P. Rodriguez-Alvarez, A. Rubio-Mora, I.N. Exudate-Eusebio, O.R. Solis-Torres and C.F. Ardelean. 2017. Recent archaeo-palaeontogical findings from Barranca del Muerto site, Santiago Chazumba, Oaxaca, Mexico. Quaternary International 431:168-180 [M. Uhen/E. Velasquez /M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190088: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Erin Velasquez on 27.11.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon integrum Le Conte 1854 Mexican mud turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Gopherus sp. Rafinesque 1832 gopher tortoise
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Podocnemis sp. Wagler 1830 river turtle
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neotoma cf. mexicana Baird 1855 Mexican woodrat
Microtus cf. mexicanus Saussure 1861 Mexican vole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium cf. laurillardi Lund 1842 edentate
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
Glyptotherium sp. Osborn 1903 glyptodon
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius sp. Osborn 1923 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth