A new record of Gomphotherium hondurensis (Frick, 1933) (Proboscidea, Gomphoteriidae) on the Upper Miocene of El Salvador, Central America

An isolated lower molar of the endemic Central America Proboscidea Gomphotherium hondurensis (Frick, 1933), recovered at the Valley of Torola River is described here. This locality corresponds with the outcrops of the Corinto local fauna, previously studied and defined by the American paleontologist...

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Autores Principales: Aguilar Calles, Daniel Huziel, Laurito Mora, César Alberto
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/1904
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22611
Sumario: An isolated lower molar of the endemic Central America Proboscidea Gomphotherium hondurensis (Frick, 1933), recovered at the Valley of Torola River is described here. This locality corresponds with the outcrops of the Corinto local fauna, previously studied and defined by the American paleontologists David S. Webb and Stephen Perrigo during the 70’s years; which is considered as one of the most important fossiliferous localities of the Upper Miocene of Central America.