INVESTIGADORES
BOND mariano
artículos
Título:
On the systematic position of a specimen previously assigned to Carnivora from the Pliocene of Argentina and its implications for the Great American Biotic Interchange
Autor/es:
PREVOSTI, FRANCISCO JUAN, GASPARINI, GERMÁN MARIANO AND MARIANO BOND
Revista:
NEUES JAHRBUCH FUR GEOLOGIE UND PALAONTOLOGIE-ABHANDLUNGEN
Editorial:
E. Schweizerbart´sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Referencias:
Lugar: Stuttgart; Año: 2006 vol. 242 p. 133 - 144
ISSN:
0077-7749
Resumen:
A fragmentary right maxilla with the deciduous and permanent canines, recovered from the Chapadmalalan (late Pliocene) of Argentina, was originally described as a sabertooth marsupial (Thylacosmilidae). A latter reviewer suggested that it could be a placental carnivore (Carnivora). In this paper we review the status of this specimen and conclude that it is assignable to an artiodactyl Tayassuidae thus rejecting the occurrence of a non-procyonid carnivore in the Chapadmalalan (Pliocene) and providing the second oldest record of tayassuids in South America.