Cueva Quebrada
Basic information
Sample name: Cueva Quebrada

Reference: E. L. Lundelius Jr. 1984. A late Pleistocene mammalian fauna from Cueva Quebrada, Val Verde County, Texas. Special Publication of Carnegie Museum of Natural History 8:456-481 [ER 3131]
Country: United States
State: Texas

Coordinate: 29° 44' N, 101° 24' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "on the north side of a small tributary canyon to the Rio Grande River about 2 mi north of the mouth of the Pecos River, 18 mi (28 km) west of Comstock"
there are three radiocarbon dates: "12, 280 +/- 170 on charcoal from units I and II... 13, 920 +/- 210 on one piece of wood from Unit 1C... 14, 300 +/- 220 on one piece of wood" at the same level
Climate and habitat
Lithology: limestone
Taphonomic context: bird accumulation, carnivore accumulation, cave
Habitat comments: "Layer I... was completely devoid of artefacts and bone. Layers II through IV were also composed of limestone dust... Much of the bone is burned... The agent or agents responsible for bringing bones into the cave cannot be identified certainly. The bones of small animals, such as rodents, probably were brought in by owls" and some large mammals are articulated and "show features indicating carnivore damage"; there is a single "cut mark" on a horse femur
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 259
Sample: 3418
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-31 19:07:19
Modified: 2019-08-31 19:07:19
Abundance distribution
23 species
7 singletons
total count 259
standardised richness: 11.6
Fisher's α: 6.097
geometric series k: 0.8249
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8393
Shannon's H: 2.2149
Good's u: 0.9731