The upper Pleistocene - Early holocene fauna of toca da Pena (Piaui, Brazil) - Paleontological Study

Abstract : The site of Toca da Pena corresponds to a small cave located in the limestone massif of Antero, south of the Serra de Capivara and 7 km to the east-north-east of the town of Coronet Jose Dias. Excavations, undertaken between 2008 and 2014, together with some lithic artefacts, have yielded numerous osseous remains. Almost half of them are reported to Scelidodon piauiense, a ground sloth which was the size of a large cattle. This Mylodontidae is associated with Leopardus pardalis, Hippidion, Tayassu pecari, Mazama gouazoubira, Mazama americana and Palaeolama niedae. This faunal association allows us to date this site of the Upper Pleistocene or the Early Holocene. Moreover, the Toca da Pena fauna is very similar to that of Toca do Barrigudo, which is less than one kilometer away and yielded the holotype of the species: Scelidodon piauiense Guerin & Faure, 2004.
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Christophe Griggo, Iderlan de Souza, Eric Boëda, Michel Fontugne, Christine Hatté, et al.. The upper Pleistocene - Early holocene fauna of toca da Pena (Piaui, Brazil) - Paleontological Study. Quaternaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2018, 29 (3), pp. 205-216. ⟨hal-02007200⟩

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