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Large mammal burrows in late Miocene calcic paleosols from central Argentina: palaeoenvironment, taphonomy and producers

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Source of information of Figure 1

Plot of average horizontal diameter of fossil burrows vs age of the hosting rock. Numbers refer to the list below. Image credit: María Cristina Cardonatto and Ricardo Néstor Melchor.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26632v1/supp-1

Systematic paleontology

Systematic assignation of bone remains found inside burrow fills. Credit: María Cristina Cardonatto.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26632v1/supp-2

Bone remains found within burrow fills

(A) Proscelidodon sp. (GHUNLPam 18807-1). (B) fragmented metacarpal of Proscelidodon sp. (GHUNLPam 18807-2). (C) Gliptodontidae indet. (MGH-P126/41). (D) Eosclerocalyptus sp. (MGH-P126/34). (E – F) Glyptodontidae indet. (MGH-P126/37). (G) Doellotatus sp. (MGH-P126/40). (H) Paedotherium minor (MGH-P126/39). (I) Mesotheriinae indet. (MGH-P126/42). Scale bar: 1 cm. Image credit: María Cristina Cardonatto.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26632v1/supp-3

Burrow fills registered in the late Miocene Cerro Azul Formation

References: SC: slightly curved, SI: sinuous, C: “C” shaped, E: elliptical, S: subcircular, PC: planoconvex, * approximate value, () minimum value. Dh= horizontal diameter, Dv= vertical diameter. Body mass estimation after Wu et al. (2015). Wu NC, Alton LA, Clemente CJ, Kearney MR, White CR. 2015. Morphology and burrowing energetics of semi-fossorial skinks (Liopholis spp.). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 218: 2416-2426. Credit: María Cristina Cardonatto.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26632v1/supp-4

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

María Cristina Cardonatto conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, systematic Paleontology.

Ricardo Néstor Melchor conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft, sedimentology.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Field work was approved by the Dirección Provincial de Museos y Preservación Patrimonial under the project "Vertebrados del Mioceno tardío-Plioceno en el área de las lagunas encadenadas del oeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Aportes a la bioestratigrafía del Cenozoico tardío de la Región Pampeana"

Funding

This work was funded by projects PICT 2013-1129 (Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica), PIP 2014-2016 11220130100005 (CONICET), and project PI09G from Universidad Nacional de La Pampa to RNM. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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