A Blancan (Pliocene) short-faced bear from El Salvador and its implications for Tremarctines in South America

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Tartarini, V. B.; Huziel Aguilar, D.; Romero, M. R.; Soibelzon, Leopoldo Héctor;
(2008)
  • Subject: Ciencias Naturales | Ursidae | Paleontología | tremarctinae; arctotherium; Pliocene | Diente | oso

We present here a deciduous tooth recovered from the Blancan (Pliocene) Río Tomayate locality (Republic of El Salvador) and assign it to cf. Arctotherium (South American short-faced bears) based on its morphology and size. Carnivores, like many other taxa, entered South... View more