Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 69, núm. 2, 2017, p. 495 ‒ 503


Registro de Mammuthus columbi en el área de El Carrizal, Baja California Sur, México

Heriberto Rochín-Bañaga1, Tobias Schwennicke2, Luis Alberto Herrera-Gil2


1 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, M5S 3B1Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2 Departamento Académico de Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, 23080 La Paz, B.C.S., México.

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We report and describe the skeletal remains of Mammuthus columbi from El Carrizal, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The presence of M. columbi along with the lithological features described in the study area, suggest a Late Pleistocene savanna environment with a higher humidity condition than in the present. Additionally, it is also the first record of Proboscidea in the area with a detailed stratigraphic location. The data collected in this study provide clues for future studies on the distribution of Pleistocene megafauna in North America, especially the Proboscidea.

Keywords: Megafauna, Proboscidea, Quaternary, North America, Stratigraphy.