Casimba (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (20.5° N, 75.8° W: paleocoordinates 20.5° N, 75.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution


Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The primary ref for this collection is not the first place these fossils were mentioned, but the two "background" references are an abstract and a general discussion of S. A. mammals

Primary reference: W. D. Matthew. 1931. Genera and new species of ground sloths from the Pleistocene of Cuba. American Museum Novitates 511:1-5 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37704: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Microcnus gliriformis Matthew 1931 edentate
right ramus mandibuli with two last molars and alveoli or m1 and c1 (may have been previously reported)
Mesocnus torrei n. sp. Matthew 1931 edentate
dissociated lower jaw, the symphysis and left ramus with all the teeth, but the condyle angle and coronoid processincomplete (a second jaw is also referred to this species)
Miocnus antillensis n. sp. Matthew 1931 edentate
type: lower jaw lacking condylar and angular region and with the alveoli only of the teeth; paratype: a left ramus of the jaw, broken off at alveolus of m1 but with condylar and angular region nearly complete and m2-3 preserved