The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Nothrotherium macquinense Lund, 1839



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nothrotherium maquinense (orth. error used by (Dantas et al., 2021))


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Auler A.S., Piló L.B., Smart P.L., Wang X., Hoffmann D., Richards D.A., Edwards R.L., Neves W.A., Cheng H. 2006 U-series dating and taphonomy of Quaternary vertebrates from Brazilian caves. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 240(3-4): 508-522.

Cartelle C., Hartwig W.C. 1996 A new extinct primate among the Pleistocene megafauna of Bahia, Brazil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 93(13), 6405-6409.

Dantas, Mário André Trindade et al. (2021). Isotopic paleoecology (δ13C) of mesoherbivores from Late Pleistocene of Gruta da Marota, Andaraí, Bahia, Brazil. Historical Biology 33(5): 643-651. [Abstract]

Ghilardi, Aline Marcele, Fernandes M. A. and Bichuette, M. E. (2011). Megafauna from the Late Pleistocene-Holocene deposits of the Upper Ribeira karst area, southeast Brazil. Quaternary International 245(2): 369-378.

Leles, Daniela et al. (2018). Methodological innovations for the study of irreplaceable samples reveal giardiasis in extinct animals (Nothrotherium maquinense and Palaeolama maior). Parasitology International 67(6): 776-780. [Abstract]

Omena, Érica Cavalcante et al. (2020). Late Pleistocene meso-megaherbivores from Brazilian Intertropical Region: isotopic diet (δ13C), niche differentiation, guilds and paleoenvironmental reconstruction (δ13C, δ18O). Historical Biology.

Pujos, Francois. (2001). New data on the genus Nothrotherium Lydekker, 1889 and validity of the species N maquinense Lund, 1839 and N escrivanense Reinhardt, 1878. Geobios 34(3): 349-356. [Abstract]

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.

Steadman, David W. et al. (2005). Asynchronous extinction of late Quaternary sloths on continents and islands. PNAS 102(33): 11763-11768.ênero_Nothrotherium_Tardigrada_Xenarthra_No_Pleistoceno_Do_Estado_Da_Bahia_Resultados_Preliminares


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