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October 2017: Online version of “Paleosol and ichnofossil evidence for significant Neotropical habitat variation during the late middle Miocene (Serravallian),” which discusses the habitat of Quebrada Honda, is published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology by PhD candidate Angeline Catena, D.I. Hembree, B.Z. Saylor, F. Anaya, and D.A. Croft. September 2017: Glowing review of Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys published […]

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BLOG: The Rafting Monkey

BLOG: The Rafting Monkey

Want to learn more about the fossil history of South American mammals? Check out my blog, The Rafting Monkey. My posts discuss the latest research on South American mammals and fossil mammal sites as well as interesting tidbits from the archives of paleomammalogy. You can visit periodically to see what is new or sign up to get an email alert every […]

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NEW BOOK: Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys

NEW BOOK: Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys

Do you know what a notoungulate is? How about an astrapothere, a necrolestid, or a sparassodont? These are just a few of the fascinating mammals that once called South America home. Unfortunately, these and many other ancient South American mammals left no living descendants and have no close living relatives. As a result, they are […]

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New Mammal Species

New Mammal Species

One of the primary goals of field research is to document new species occurrences: discovering a new species or finding remains of a species where none had been found before. Most people think that naming a new species is the ultimate paleontological prize. Although finding and naming new species is an exciting and important part […]

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Notoungulata

Notoungulata

Notoungulates –  literally “southern ungulates.” – may be the most emblematic of all extinct South American mammals. Notoungulates were the most abundant of the native South American ungulates, and probably more species of notoungulates have been named than all other groups of endemic ungulates combined. The group includes more than 150 extinct genera in around a dozen families. Notoungulates lived […]

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