Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
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MINO-BOILINI, Ángel R. et al. On the presence of an alleged Haplodontheriinae (Mammalia, Toxodontidae) from the late Pleistocene of the Corrientes province (Argentina). Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2012, vol.83, n.2, pp. 407-412. ISSN 2007-8706.
In southern South America, some regions have been postulated as containing supersite taxa, especially during the Miocene-late Pleistocene lapse. Thus, from the Late Pleistocene (ca. 58-28 ka) of the current territory of the Corrientes Province, Argentina, it has been recognized the presence of some taxa, which were extinct from the Pampean region of Argentina: Xenarthra Glyptodontidae, Artiodactyla Cervidae and Notoungulata "Haplodontheriinae". In this contribution, we carried out a review with modern taxonomic criteria of the materials belonging to Toxodontidae "Haplodontheriinae" (represented by 3 teeth), whose last record in the Pampean region corresponds to Montehermosan Age/Stage (Pliocene). The comparative study clearly shows that 2 of the 3 teeth (CTES-PZ 1608, 1609) belong to the Xenrthra Phyllophaga (Lestodon), whereas the other (CTES-PZ 1610) corresponds to the Notoungulata (Toxodon). Both genera are typical of the Pleistocene of South America. Finally, this kind of taxonomic revisions are essentials to depurate the regional paleontological record, and thus to provide a key contribution to the biostratigraphic scheme in extra-pampean areas.
Palabras llave : taxonomy; supersite taxa; South America; Quaternary.