Megafauna of the late Quaternary from Baixa Grande, Bahia, Brazil

Ricardo da Costa Ribeiro, Ismar de Souza Carvalho

Abstract


It is presented the first occurrence of the late Pleistocene - Holocene mammals fossils in a gnamma-like deposit in the Baixa Grande municipality, Bahia State. The identified taxa were Eremotherium laurillardi (Pilosa - Megatheriidae), Panochthus greslebini (Cingulata - Glyptodontidae), Toxodontinae (Notoungulata - Toxodontidae) and Stegomastodon waringi (Proboscidea - Gomphoteriidae). The inferred ecology for this fauna is related to a savanna/forest habitat, in a more wet climate than the present-day semi-arid climate.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.11137/2009_2_42-50

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