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Description of a fossil of Eira barbara (Carnivora, Mustelidae) from the Late Pleistocene (Acre Basin) and comparative morphology of the sincranium of extant E. barbara: paleobiogeographic, geographic and taxonomic implications

Grant number: 14/02005-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Paleozoology
Principal researcher:Annie Schmaltz Hsiou
Grantee:Paulo Ricardo Mendonça Lopes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/14080-0 - Cretaceous and Tertiary (Paleogene/Neogene) Squamates (Reptilia, Lepidosauria) from the Bauru, Aiuruoca and Acre basins: systematics, evolution and palaeoenvironments, AP.JP

Abstract

Carnivores include more adapted to predation and the oldest fossil records date from the Paleocene of Asia, Europe and North America. The group is divided into two lineages: the Caniformia (ursids, canids, mustelids, procionids) and the Feliformia (hienids and felids). The mustelids have a wide geographical distribution, with the exception of Australia and Antarctida, with intense fossil record from the "Tertiary" of Eurasia, North Africa and South America and North America. The main objetive of this project is the study of the a fossil Mustelidae from the Upper Juruá River (Late Pleistocene) of Acre, Brazilian Amazon. The material to be studied was preliminarily assigned to the species Eira barbara. Along with the study and morphological description, comparisons with fossil and recent specimens of mustelids of South America, this project aiming to recognize characters of phylogenetic value, as well as its taxonomic status, in which contribute to the paleobiological understanding of the Mustelidade in the Brazilian Quaternary.

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Scientific publications
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MENDONCA LOPES, PAULO RICARDO; CORDEIRO DE CASTRO, MARIELA; GUILHERME, EDSON; SCHMALTZ HSIOU, ANNIE. ANATOMICAL REVIEW OF EIRA BARBARA (CARNIVORA, MUSTELIDAE) FROM THE QUATERNARY OF SOUTHWESTERN BRAZILIAN AMAZONIA. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, v. 22, n. 3, p. 217-224, SEP-DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
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LOPES, Paulo Ricardo Mendonça. Description of a fossil of Eira barbara (Carnivora, Mustelidae) from the Late Pleistocene (Acre Basin) and comparative morphology of the sincranium of extant E. barbara: paleobiogeographic, geographic and taxonomic implications. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto Ribeirão Preto.

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