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Carnivore taphonomy in South America: a review of actualistic studies and their implications in the southern Neotropics


Author(s)

Mariana Mondini


Abstract:

Actualistic studies on mammalian carnivore taphonomy in southern South America are reviewed here, including pumas, small cats, foxes, and other, smaller carnivores. Patterns for different carnivore taxa and their variation are elicited. Also temporal and spatial variability is analysed, and comparisons are made to other carnivores and regions. While generally these Neotropical carnivores produce low damage intensity, stronger modifications and their implications are described as well. These patterns and their variation are put in context by taking into account the particular physical and biotic conditions in the southern Neotropics.

Keywords: Mammalian carnivoresactualistic taphonomySouth Americasouthern Neotropics


DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2017.1319831

READ IT HERE: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08912963.2017.1319831

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)