MONDINI Nora Mariana
Carnivore taphonomy in South America: a review of actualistic studies and their implications in the southern Neotropics
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Año: 2018 vol. 30 p. 774 - 785
Actualistic studies on mammalian carnivore taphonomy in southern South America are reviewed here, including pumas, small cats, foxes, and other, smaller carnivores. Patterns for different carnivore taxa and their variation are elicited. Also temporal and spatial variability is analysed, and comparisons are made to other carnivores and regions. While generally these Neotropical carnivores produce low damage intensity, stronger modifications and their implications are described as well. These patterns and their variation are put in context by taking into account the particular physical and biotic conditions in the southern Neotropics.