Cantera de Pilar (Pleistocene of Argentina)

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina (34.5° S, 59.0° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° S, 59.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

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

• "Sedimentos Pampeanos" informal name of the sediments.

•Absolute datings were done on Diplodon (LP-1345) (40Ka) and on Tagelus (43Ka).

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithology not reported

• But the presence of marine taxa indicates mixing of the material

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: E. Fucks, C. M. Deschamps, and M. Aguirre. 2002. Nueva localidad fosilífera del Pleistoceno en el NE de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Geología, paleontología y paleoambientes. Ameghiniana 39(4):10-10 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191132: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 10.01.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Rotaliina
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
Ammonia sp. Bruennich 1772
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
Elphidium sp. Monfort 1808
Ostracoda
 Podocopida -
Cytheracea sp. Baird 1850 ostracod
Cyprideis sp. Jones 1857 ostracod
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Corbiculidae
Neocorbicula sp. Fischer 1887 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mactra sp. Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
Tagelus sp. Gray 1847 clam
Gastropoda
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Ancylus sp. Müller 1774 pulmonate
Pisces
  -
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Toxodontidae indet. Ameghino 1889 notoungulate
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Caviidae indet. Gray 1821 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Octodontidae
Octodontidae indet. Waterhouse 1839 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Myocastoridae
Myocastoridae indet. Ameghino 1902 caviomorph
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Mylodontidae indet. Ameghino 1889 edentate
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer