Poço Azul Cave (Pleistocene of Brazil)

Where: Bahia, Brazil (10.3° S, 43.7° W: paleocoordinates 10.2° S, 43.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lujanian (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Museu de Ciências Naturais da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais collection

Primary reference: C. Cartelle, G. De Iuliis, and F. Pujos. 2008. A new species of Megalonychidae (Mammalia, Xenarthra) from the Quaternary of Poço Azul (Bahia, Brazil). Comptes Rendus Palevol 7(6):335-346 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85343: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.12.2008, edited by Gustavo Ballen

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Ahytherium aureum n. gen. n. sp., Australonyx aquae n. sp.
Ahytherium aureum n. gen. n. sp. Cartelle et al. 2008 edentate
Australonyx aquae n. sp. De Iuliis et al. 2009 edentate
MCL23315 (holotype)