Rio de la Pasion (Pleistocene of Guatemala)

Where: Peten, Guatemala (16.3° N, 90.0° W: paleocoordinates 16.2° N, 90.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• specimens are possibly not from a single stratigraphic unit

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• original geological context unclear

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by B. Brown in 1949; reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: surface (float),

• the specimens apparently "were scoured out of the underlying strata... and washed downstream"

Primary reference: M. O. Woodburne. 1969. A late Pleistocene occurrence of the collared peccary, Dicotyles tajacu, in Guatemala. J Mamm 50(1):121-125 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 71312: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 14.02.1999, edited by Juan Carrillo

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Toxodontidae indet. Ameghino 1889 notoungulate
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Hydrochoerus sp. Brisson 1762 capybara
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus sp. Brisson 1762 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821 horse
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
"? Felis"
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Dasypus sp. Linnaeus 1758 armadillo
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx sp. Harlan 1825 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Megatherium sp. Cuvier 1796 edentate
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon sp. Brown 1903 edentate
Mylodon sp. Owen 1859 edentate
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Pampatherium sp. Ameghino 1875 edentate
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
Glyptodontinae indet. Gray 1869 glyptodon
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
? Cuvieronius sp. Osborn 1923 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
"Dicotyles tajacu" = Pecari tajacu
"Dicotyles tajacu" = Pecari tajacu Linnaeus 1758 collared peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Bovidae
? Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
"? bovid"
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Mazama sp. Rafinesque 1817 brocket deer