Quaternary proboscidean (Mammalia) remains of the UIS Geological Museum, Colombia

Authors

  • Jaime Yesid Suárez-Ibarra Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geociências, Instituto de Geociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, Cx.P. 15001, 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
  • Gina Cardoso Escola de Ensino Fundamental Oiticicas, Rua do Bem, Oiticicas, Zona Rural, 62300-000, Viçosa do Ceará, CE, Brazil.
  • Lidiane Asevedo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Conservação, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Av. Marechal Rondon s/n, 49100-000, Jardim Rosa Elze, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil.
  • Lucas de Melo França Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Conservação, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Av. Marechal Rondon s/n, 49100-000, Jardim Rosa Elze, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil.
  • Mário André Trindade Dantas Laboratório de Ecologia e Geociências, Universidade Federal da Bahia (IMS/CAT), Rua Hormindo Barros, 58, Candeias, 45029-094, Vitória da Conquista, BA, Brazil.
  • Luis Enrique Cruz-Guevara Escuela de Geología, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Carrera 27 con calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.
  • Andrés Felipe Rojas-Mantilla Escuela de Geología, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Carrera 27 con calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.
  • Ana Maria Ribeiro Museu de Ciências Naturais/SEMA, Rua Dr. Salvador França, 1427, 90.690-000, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4072/rbp.2021.1.06

Abstract

Proboscideans arrived in South America from North America during the Great American Biotic Interchange, becoming one of the most representative animals of the megafauna that
inhabited this continent throughout the Quaternary. In Colombia, the abundance of their remains contrasts with scarce scientific descriptions and publications. This paper identifies dental and postcranial proboscidean fossils from the Center and Northeast of Colombia. The fossil remains were identified as molars (six), a tusk, cervical vertebrae, and a distal part of the right humerus. The tusk was assigned to Notiomastodon platensis, while the other remains were assigned to Gomphotheriidae, with at least six individuals: two immatures, two subadults, and two older adults–mature and senile.

Keywords: South America, megamammals, taxonomy, Gomphotheriidae, Notiomastodon platensis.

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Published

2021-01-30

How to Cite

Suárez-Ibarra, J. Y., Cardoso, G., Asevedo, L., França, L. de M., Dantas, M. A. T., Cruz-Guevara, L. E., Rojas-Mantilla, A. F., & Ribeiro, A. M. . (2021). Quaternary proboscidean (Mammalia) remains of the UIS Geological Museum, Colombia. Revista Brasileira De Paleontologia, 24(1), 70-75. https://doi.org/10.4072/rbp.2021.1.06