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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, 46.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 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.

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: 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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