Fossil mammals from Puente de Piedra district (Xenarthra, Glyptodontidae; Artiodactyla, Camelidae, Lamini), Grecia, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

It is described the second fossil record of the family Camelidae and the first of the genus Palaeolama for Costa Rica, which was found together with Glyptotherium plates. This association provides new data about the Great American Biotic Interchange. The material fossil assigned to Camelidae consist...

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Main Author: Pérez, Eduardo A.
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/13102
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22648
Summary: It is described the second fossil record of the family Camelidae and the first of the genus Palaeolama for Costa Rica, which was found together with Glyptotherium plates. This association provides new data about the Great American Biotic Interchange. The material fossil assigned to Camelidae consists of a rear left metapodial. Based on previous studies of fossils from nearby areas these new records are assigned an Early Irvigtonian age.