Rio Dulce (Pleistocene of Argentina)

Also known as Termas de Rio Hondo

Where: Santiago del Estero, Argentina (27.5° S, 64.9° W: paleocoordinates 27.5° S, 64.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. J. Gaudioso, G. M. Gasparini, and R. M. Barquez. 2016. Paleofauna del Pleistoceno de Termas de Rio Hondo, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Ameghiniana 53(6):54-54 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191153: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 11.01.2018, edited by Gemma Benevento

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Osteichthyes
 Salientia -
Anura indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacertidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 squamates
 Squamata - Boidae
Epicrates sp. Wagler 1830 rainbow boa
MPAT 252, fragment of a vertebral column. The material includes 14 articulated and fragmentary vertebrae in a block, and two incomplete vertebrae in another block. Both blocks were originally part of the same vertebral column section. Some fragmentary ribs remain articulate to the vertebrae. The vertebral section corresponds to a portion of the mid-trunk region
 Squamata -
Tupinambis sp. Daudin 1802 tegu
MPAT 251, distal fragment of a left hemimandible.
Mammalia
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Toxodon sp. Owen 1837 notoungulate
 Rodentia - Chinchillidae
Lagostomus maximus Desmarest 1817 plains viscacha
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus (Amerhippus) sp. Hoffstetter 1950 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Arctotherium sp. Bravard 1857 bear
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon populator Lund 1842 saber-toothed cat
Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771 puma
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Tolypeutes sp. Illiger 1811 three-banded armadillo
Chaetophractus villosus Desmarest 1804 big hairy armadillo
Eutatus sp. Gervais 1867 armadillo
Propraopus sp. Ameghino 1881 armadillo
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Megatherium americanum Cuvier 1796 edentate
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Scelidotheriinae indet. Ameghino 1889 edentate
 Xenarthra - Panochthidae
Neosclerocalyptus sp. Paula Couto 1957 edentate
Panochthus tuberculatus Owen 1845 edentate
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina paulacoutoi Cartelle and Bohorquez 1985 edentate
Pampatherium sp. Ameghino 1875 edentate
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
Glyptodon clavipes Owen 1839 glyptodon
Doedicurus clavicaudatus Owen 1847 glyptodon
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
"Stegomastodon platensis" = Notiomastodon platensis
"Stegomastodon platensis" = Notiomastodon platensis Ameghino 1888 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Macraucheniidae
Macrauchenia sp. Owen 1838 eutherian
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Catagonus sp. Ameghino 1904 Chacoan peccary
Tayassu sp. Fischer 1814 peccary