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Cave of Gruta dos Mouras (Pleistocene of Brazil)

Where: Tocantins, Brazil (12.7° S, 46.4° W: paleocoordinates 12.7° S, 46.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified limestone

• Material was derived from a limestone cave in Aurora de Tocantins, State of Tocantins in Northern Brazil. The study area is geologically poorly understood.

•The Gruta dos Moura is an epigenic, solutional, ramiform to network cave with some branchwork passages (sensu Palmer,1991) and great vertical and horizontal development. The entire length of the cave has not yet been completely mapped

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collected in 2009

• Repository: DGEO-UFPE, Departamento de Geologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Primary reference: E. V. Oliveira, P. Villa Nova, F. J. Goin and L. S. Avilla. 2011. A new hyladelphine marsupial (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) from cave deposits of northern Brazil. Zootaxa 3041:51-62 [C. Jaramillo/C. Suarez-Gomez] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 149493: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Suarez-Gomez on 06.08.2013

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