Curimatãs Paleontological Site
Basic information
Sample name: Curimatãs Paleontological Site

Reference: H. I. de Araújo-Júnior, K. O. Porpino, and L. P. Bergqvist. 2015. Vertebrate taphonomy and paleoecology in an Upper Pleistocene tank deposit of Paraíba, Brazil: Taphonomic modes, evidence of temporal and spatial resolutions and paleoecological patterns of the Brazilian Intertropical Region. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 437:1-17 [ER 3078]
Geography
Country: Brazil
State: Paraíba

Coordinate: 7° 7' 48" S, 36° 7' 1" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "at Curimatãs county... around 9.5 Km southwest of Pocinhos City"
Late Pleistocene age assignment is based on correlation with nearby faunas
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: conglomerate
Taphonomic context: lake deposit
Habitat comments: "a fossil-bearing matrix-supported conglomerate"
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other large mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 105
Years: 1962
Sampling comments: "The tank deposit of Curimatãs was fully excavated in 1962 by Carlos de Paula Couto and Antônio Ramos"
Metadata
Sample: 3351
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-25 19:27:30
Modified: 2019-08-25 20:53:49
Abundance distribution
14 species
5 singletons
total count 105
Fisher's α: 4.339
geometric series k: 0.7660
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8360
Shannon's H: 2.1132
Good's u: 0.9524
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