"First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes"

"We describe the first undisputable fossil of Rhinoclemmys (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) east of the Andes, represented by an isolated nuchal bone found in one of the most important paleontological sites with association of fauna and humans (Muaco site, western Venezuela) from the Late Pleistocene...

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Autores Principales: Cadena E.A., Carrillo-Briceño J.D.
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Publicado: Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia 2019
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23317
https://doi.org/10.2994/SAJH-D-17-00099.1
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spelling ir-10336-233172020-06-03T22:15:10Z "First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes" Cadena E.A. Carrillo-Briceño J.D. Late pleistocene Paleobiogeography Testudines Venezuela "We describe the first undisputable fossil of Rhinoclemmys (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) east of the Andes, represented by an isolated nuchal bone found in one of the most important paleontological sites with association of fauna and humans (Muaco site, western Venezuela) from the Late Pleistocene of the southern Caribbean. The nuchal is complete and slightly wider (4.8 cm) than long (4.2 cm), preserving well-defined sulci of the cervical, vertebral 1, marginal 1, and pleural 1. Comparisons with extant and fossil specimens of Rhinoclemmys allow us to attribute this nuchal to Rhinoclemmys, albeit as an indeterminate species. The occurrence of Rhinoclemmys in the southern Paraguaná Peninsula indicates that during the Late Pleistocene this region had environmental conditions that allowed the survival of these freshwater-terrestrially adapted reptiles, particularly of ""paleo-springs"" inside a semi-arid region. © 2019 Brazilian Society of Herpetology." 2019 2020-05-26T00:01:07Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 1982355X 18089798 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23317 https://doi.org/10.2994/SAJH-D-17-00099.1 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
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language Inglés (English)
topic Late pleistocene
Paleobiogeography
Testudines
Venezuela
spellingShingle Late pleistocene
Paleobiogeography
Testudines
Venezuela
Cadena E.A.
Carrillo-Briceño J.D.
"First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes"
description "We describe the first undisputable fossil of Rhinoclemmys (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) east of the Andes, represented by an isolated nuchal bone found in one of the most important paleontological sites with association of fauna and humans (Muaco site, western Venezuela) from the Late Pleistocene of the southern Caribbean. The nuchal is complete and slightly wider (4.8 cm) than long (4.2 cm), preserving well-defined sulci of the cervical, vertebral 1, marginal 1, and pleural 1. Comparisons with extant and fossil specimens of Rhinoclemmys allow us to attribute this nuchal to Rhinoclemmys, albeit as an indeterminate species. The occurrence of Rhinoclemmys in the southern Paraguaná Peninsula indicates that during the Late Pleistocene this region had environmental conditions that allowed the survival of these freshwater-terrestrially adapted reptiles, particularly of ""paleo-springs"" inside a semi-arid region. © 2019 Brazilian Society of Herpetology."
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author Cadena E.A.
Carrillo-Briceño J.D.
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Carrillo-Briceño J.D.
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title "First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes"
title_short "First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes"
title_full "First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes"
title_fullStr "First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes"
title_full_unstemmed "First Fossil of Rhinoclemmys Fitzinger, 1826 (Cryptodira, Geoemydidae) East of the Andes"
title_sort "first fossil of rhinoclemmys fitzinger, 1826 (cryptodira, geoemydidae) east of the andes"
publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia
publishDate 2019
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23317
https://doi.org/10.2994/SAJH-D-17-00099.1
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