El Palmar (Pleistocene of Nicaragua)

Where: Nicaragua (11.5° N, 85.9° W: paleocoordinates 11.5° N, 85.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; medium-grained, volcaniclastic sandstone

• medium gray and light brownish gray medium to very coarse grained basaltic sand

Primary reference: S. G. Lucas, R. Garcia, E. Espinoza, G. E. Alvarado, L. Hde Mendoza and E. Vega. 2008. The fossil mammals of Nicaragua. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 44:417-429 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 86963: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth