El proboscideo Rhynchotherium blicki (Mioceno Tardío) del oriente de Guatemala

We describe here three upper cheek teeth o fthe proboseidean Rhynchotherium blicki (Frick, 1933) from the Herreria Formation (fluvio-lacustrine sediments) along the Carboneras River in eastern Guatemala. This fossil indicates a late Miocene (early Hemphillian) age, about 7-8 Ma. This is the oldest f...

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Autores Principales: Lucas, Spencer G., Alvarado Induni, Guillermo E.
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/13520
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22711
Sumario: We describe here three upper cheek teeth o fthe proboseidean Rhynchotherium blicki (Frick, 1933) from the Herreria Formation (fluvio-lacustrine sediments) along the Carboneras River in eastern Guatemala. This fossil indicates a late Miocene (early Hemphillian) age, about 7-8 Ma. This is the oldest fossil mammal known from Guatemala, and an additional occurrence of Rhynchortherium blicki outside previous reports of Honduras and El Salvador.