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Late Pleistocene Deer in the Region of the National Park “Serra da Capivara” (Piauí, Brazil)

Société Scientifique du Bourbonais, Moulins, F03000 Allier, France
Academic Editor: Maria Rita Palombo
Quaternary 2018, 1(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/quat1010004
Received: 6 January 2018 / Revised: 8 March 2018 / Accepted: 12 March 2018 / Published: 14 March 2018
The analysis of the cervid fossil remains from the late Pleistocene fossiliferous deposit Lagoa dos Porcos (in the region of the National Park “Serra da Capivara”, Piauí, Brazil) proves the presence of at least two species: a small deer, belonging to the genus Mazama, and a larger one (Morenelaphus sp.). The latter taxon is recognized for the first time not only in this area, but in the whole Piauí State, enlarging the paleogeographic distribution of the genus. This study also points out the difference between the cervid fauna found in the karstic area of Park and Lagoa dos Porcos, which lies in the alluvial plain. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nordeste; cervidae; ecological comparison; Mazama; Morenelaphus Nordeste; cervidae; ecological comparison; Mazama; Morenelaphus
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Valli, A.M.F. Late Pleistocene Deer in the Region of the National Park “Serra da Capivara” (Piauí, Brazil). Quaternary 2018, 1, 4.

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