La Trinidaíta (Pleistocene of Panama)

Where: Herrera, Panama (7.9° N, 80.7° W: paleocoordinates 7.9° N, 80.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• A charcoal sample collected approximately 15 cm below an isolated Eremotherium vertebra in TP1 gave a date of 44,840 ± 700 14C yr B.P. This date is considered

•an average age because the charcoal sample was recovered under some of the

•fossils in clay that buried the main bone bed.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone

• Specimens recovered in situ in TR1 were resting on an ancient creek bed composed of rounded cobbles and sand lying immediately above the bedrock
• Fossils were encased and overlaid by fine clay

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2001

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float)

Primary reference: G. A. Pearson. 2005. Late Pleistocene megafaunal deposits on the isthmus of Panama and their paleoenvironmental implications . Caribbean Journal of Science 41(1):1-13 [C. Jaramillo/J. Carrillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 195192: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Juan Carrillo on 26.07.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Panemydidae
Trachemys sp. Agassiz 1857 slider
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium sp. Spillmann 1948 edentate
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius tropicus Cope 1884 gomphothere