Hormiguero Quarry (Pleistocene of El Salvador)

Where: El Salvador (13.5° N, 88.0° W: paleocoordinates 13.5° N, 88.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Perrigo in 1984

• University of Florida

Primary reference: S. D. Webb and S. C. Perrigo. 1984.  Late Cenozoic Vertebrates from Honduras and El Salvador. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 4(2):237-254 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190752: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 16.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Mixotoxodon cf. larensis Van Frank 1957 notoungulate
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Neochoerus sp. Hay 1926 caviomorph
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon sp. Lund 1841 saber-toothed cat
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium sp. Spillmann 1948 edentate
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
Glyptotherium sp. Osborn 1903 glyptodon
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius sp. Osborn 1923 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison