The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Holmesina occidentalis (Hoffstetter, 1952)

Western armadillo

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hoffstetter, R. (1952). Les mammiferes pleistocenes de la Republique de l’Equateur. Societe Geologique de France Memoirs, n.s., 31(66): 1-391.

 

Other references:

Edmund, A. G. (1996). A review of the Pleistocene giant armadillos (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Pampatheriidae). In Palaeoecology and palaeoenvironments of Late Cenozoic mammals, tributes to the career of C.S. (Rufus) Churcher, ed. K.M. Stewart and K.L. Seymour, 300-321. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Lindsey, Emily L. and Lopez, R., Eric X. (2015). Tanque Loma, a new late-Pleistocene megafaunal tar seep locality from southwest Ecuador. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 57: 61-82.

Scillato-Yané G.J., Carlini A.A., Tonni E.P., Noriega J.I. 2005 Paleobiogeography of the late Pleistocene pampatheres of South America. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 20(1-2), 131-138.

Seymour, Kevin L. (2015). Perusing Talara: Overview of the Late Pleistocene Fossils from the Tar Seeps of Peru, pp. 97-109. In: Harris, John M. (ed.). La Brea and Beyond: The Paleontology of Asphalt-Preserved Biotas. Los Angeles, California: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series No. 42. 174 pp.

Smith F.A., Lyons S.K., Ernest S.K.M., Jones K.E., Kaufman D.M., Dayan T., Marquet P.A., Brown J.H., Haskell J.P. 2003 Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84(12), 3403-3403.

Solórzano, Andrés, Rincón, Ascanio D. and McDonald, H. Gregory. (2015). A New Mammal Assemblage from the Late Pleistocene El Breal de Orocual, Northeast of Venezuela, pp. 125-150. In: Harris, John M. (ed.). La Brea and Beyond: The Paleontology of Asphalt-Preserved Biotas. Los Angeles, California: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series No. 42. 174 pp.

Varela, Luciano, Tambusso, P. Sebastián, Patiño, Santiago J., Di Giacomo, Mariana and Fariña, Richard A. (2017). Potential Distribution of Fossil Xenarthrans in South America during the Late Pleistocene: co-Occurrence and Provincialism. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. [Abstract]

 

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