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The presence ofPanthera oncaLinnaeus 1758 (Felidae) in the Pleistocene of the region of Lagoa Santa, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Chahud, Artur [1] ; Okumura, Mercedes [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biosci, Dept Genet & Evolutionary Biol, Lab Human Evolutionary Studies, Rua Matao 277, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

The region of Lagoa Santa, State of Minas Gerais (Brazil) presents an important karst complex that includes several caves with a large amount of osteological material. Among the places of great palaeontological importance is the Cuvieri Cave, known for the diversity of extinct and extant animal species, including large cats. The Felidae emerged in South America during the Great American Biotic Interchange, and in a short period, they became the main predators of the region, with considerable osteological record. Currently,Panthera oncais the main carnivore in Neotropical America, even so Pleistocene specimens are little known or studied. An adult specimen, represented by teeth, small appendicular bones (calcaneus, astragalus, phalanges, metacarpals and metatarsals) and fragmented larger bones (ulna, femur and tibia), of Pleistocene age found in the Cuvieri Cave is presented here, providing anatomical and preservation data, adding information about this species in the Brazilian Quaternary. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/23282-5 - Change and continuity in prehistoric human groups from Ribeira de Iguape Valley (São Paulo and Paraná): applying evolutionary theory to bioarchaeology and material culture
Grantee:Maria Mercedes Martinez Okumura
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants