Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales

Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia | INAH · SUBDIRECCION DE LABORATORIOS Y APOYO ACADEMICO

Doctor of Philosophy

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Además de los restos fósiles de organismos grandes como los mamuts, podemos encontrar organismos de tamaño pequeño que no son detectados a simple vista durante las excavaciones, sino que se deben revisar los sedimentos con una lupa o microscopio para poder observarlos. Estudiar a estos organismos pequeños nos permite recuperar la mayor cantidad de...
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Fossil camelids (Artiodactyla, Camelidae) record for Mexican Late Pleistocene is constituted by Camelops hesternus, Hemiauchenia macrocephala, Hemiauchenia gracilis, and Palaeolama mirifica. It analysed dental microwear and carbon and oxygen stable isotopes in teeth enamel of C. hesternus, H. macrocephala and H. gracilis from two fossil sites (LC-P...
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La paleontología nació como la “ciencia de las especies fósiles (o extintas)”. En aquel momento sólo se reconocían los restos corporales de los seres vivos del pasado, hoy en día, el concepto incluye las evidencias de su actividad (como impresiones de la piel, huellas, cascarones de huevos, galerías, entre otros). La paleontología ahora se reconoce...
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Aim: Comprehensive, global information on species' occurrences is an essential biodiversity variable and central to a range of applications in ecology, evolution, biogeography and conservation. Expert range maps often represent a species' only available distributional information and play an increasing role in conservation assessments and macroeco...
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Mammalian carnivores are among the best studied groups in terms of evolutionary history. However, the effects of species interactions in shaping community assemblages remain poorly understood. We hypothesize that indirect interactions via ecological trait filtering play a key role in structuring carnivoran assemblages, mediate coexistence and thus...
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San Josecito Cave (2250 m elevation) is located nearby Aramberri, Nuevo León, northeastern Mexico, with excavations occurring in 1935–1941 and 1990. It is a paleontological cave and the significance of its faunal data rests in the understanding of the Quaternary ecosystems of the Mexican Plateau and the Southern Plains. This significance is underpi...
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This paper is a reply to Chatters et al. (2021. “Evaluating Claims of Early Human Occupation at Chiquihuite Cave, Mexico.” PaleoAmerica 8, doi:10.1080/20555563.2021.1940441), in which they raise a large number of doubts about the legitimacy of our claims of earlier-than-expected human presence at Chiquihuite Cave, in northern Zacatecas, Mexico, mai...
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The ecological context of human societies living in tropical North America between the terminal Pleistocene and Holocene is of significant interest to scholars studying the last Pleistocene continental colonization of our species and, eventually, the emergence of agriculture in the Americas. However, there are currently few records of direct releva...
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The diets of two equid species, the medium-sized Equus conversidens and the small-sized Haringtonhippus francisci from the Valsequillo region, Puebla, México, were characterised using the dental wear to micro-level. The results indicate that E. conversidens was a mixed feeder with a tendency to browse, whereas H. francisci was a mixed feeder with p...
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Integrating ancient fossil DNA with modern genetic samples is aiding in advancing the fields of ecology and biogeography. However, wide gaps in the fossil record still remain throughout the tropics, while genetic and genomic datasets from tiny (<50 mg) ancient tropical fossils recovered from small mass species (<100 g) are particularly scarce. We s...
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Several years ago, a new genus and species of peccary, “'Muknalia minima'”, was described from the Pleistocene of Mexico. We previously examined that specimen and concluded that it was synonymous with the extant collared peccary, 'Pecari tajacu', but that taxonomic revision is rejected by the authors of the original study (this volume). Here, we pr...
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Archaeological studies at Coxcatlan Cave in the Tehuacan Valley of southern Puebla, Mexico, have been instrumental to the development of the chronology for the region and for our understanding of the origins of food production in the Americas. This article refines the Preceramic chronology of the Tehuacan Valley by presenting 14 new accelerated mas...
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Analysis of ancient environmentalDNA(eDNA) has revolutionized our ability to describe biological communities in space and time, by allowing for parallel sequencing of DNA from all trophic levels. However, because environmental samples contain sparse and fragmented data from multiple individuals, and often contain closely related species, the field...
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The Pampas of Argentina is a large grassland ecosystem located in the oriental region southern of South America. As a study case, we present the results of the paleoclimatic analysis of the Tixi Cave site. This is a paleontological and archeological locality that shows a long chronologic sequence, with radiocarbon dates ranging from the Late Pleist...
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The megalonychid sloth Meizonyx salvadorensis was previously known only from the holotype mandible from El Salvador. Here, we describe the first record of M. salvadorensis from the late Pleistocene of Mexico, examine its relationship to other members of the family Megalonychidae and discuss the palaeobiogeographical and palaeoecological implication...
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Understanding species distributions and the variation of assemblage structure in time and space are fundamental goals of biogeography and ecology. Here, we use an ecological niche modeling and macroecological approach in order to assess whether constraints patterns in carnivoran richness and composition structures in replicated assemblages through...
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Strontium isotopic ratios from dental enamel of fossil camels, Camelops hesternus (n=5), horses, Equus sp. (n = 5), and mammoths, Mammuthus columbi (4) from Laguna de las Cruces, San Luis Potosí, central Mexico, have been used to study their migration behavior. Four camels, all horses, and one mammoth display ⁸⁷Sr/⁸⁶Sr similar to local plants and s...
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The use of radiogenic strontium (87 Sr/ 86 Sr) and stable oxygen isotopes (δ 18 O) in macrofossil remains has impacted paleomobility studies. We performed 87 Sr/ 86 Sr and δ 18 O analyses in dental enamel of three Rancholabrean horse species (E. cedralensis, E. conversidens and E. mexicanus) and in sediments and rocks from two fossil sites in west-...
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La Cuenca de México se localiza en el centro del país, inserta en el Eje Neovolcánico Transmexicano, y es de tipo endorreico. Al quedar totalmente cercada por volcanes, montañas y serranías, como las sierras Nevada, de las Cruces, Tepotzotlán, Chichinautzin y Tezontlalpan, el escurrimiento y los ríos internos permitieron la formación de los antiguo...
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Pleistocene glacial-interglacial cycles are correlated with dramatic temperature oscillations. Examining how species responded to these natural fluctuations can provide valuable insights into the impacts of present-day anthropogenic climate change. Here we present a phylogeographic study of the extinct American mastodon (Mammut americanum), based o...
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The flat-headed myotis (Myotis planiceps) was declared extinct in 1996 but rediscovered in 2004, thus the reference to a revenant, one who came back from the dead, as it was declared extinct in 1996 but rediscovered in 2004. However, the species still faces serious extinction risk. To aid in the strategic planning and priorities for conservation, w...
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Puma concolor is currently widespread in South America, but its fossil record is still poorly known in the Continent, particularly in Brazil. Here we report the find of a nearly complete skeleton of P. concolor recovered from underwater Quaternary deposits at the Impossível-Ioiô Cave System, Chapada Diamantina (Bahia, Brazil). The P. concolor remai...
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The initial colonization of the Americas remains a highly debated topic1, and the exact timing of the first arrivals is unknown. The earliest archaeological record of Mexico—which holds a key geographical position in the Americas—is poorly known and understudied. Historically, the region has remained on the periphery of research focused on the firs...
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Ongoing investigation of peccary remains from fossiliferous deposits in the Yucatán resulted in re-examination of previously identified tayassuid fossils from the region. This included the recently described new genus and species of peccary, 'Muknalia minima', which is based on a dentary from Muknal Cave near Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Diagnostic...
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Resumen Muchos animales se encuentran entretejidos en las visiones cósmicas de diferentes culturas del mundo. En este contexto varias especies han sido idealizadas como referentes que sintetizan atributos apreciados por el hombre como poder, valor, nobleza, así como fuerzas de la naturaleza o de lo desconocido. Con frecuencia son animales grandes l...
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The taphonomic analysis of fauna associated with early human occupations of Santa Marta Cave shows a high incidence of anthropogenic activity in the formation of the cave deposits, although other accumulators contributed to the formation processes. Our findings support subsistence strategies consisting of the exploitation of small- and medium-sized...
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Natalus mexicanus Miller, 1902 is the smallest species of Natalus and is commonly called the Mexican greater funnel-eared bat. This insectivorous bat is the most widely distributed species of Natalidae, occurring from northern Mexico to Panama, inhabiting mainly deciduous and semideciduous tropical forests, generally at elevations below 300 m. N. m...
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The information of diet, habitat and geographic location of animals obtained from fossil deposits is important to understand the environmental changes of a place that occurred through time. Most of the paleoecological research in Mexico is centered on large mammal taxa. A minimal research effort is allocated to small vertebrates which due to their...
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Based on data from analyses on previously-reported carbon stable isotope data from dental enamel and dentine from tusks reported in the literature, diets were inferred for the gomphothere genera Amebelodon, Cuvieronius, Gomphotherium, Rhynchotherium, Serbelodon, and Stegomastodon (Proboscidea, Gomphotheriidae) that inhabited the Americas during the...
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En los 70, Oswald Mooser entregó al Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, una mandíbula fósil recuperada de la región de Chapala, Jalisco, que identificó como Panthera onca. La ficha de colección señala dudas sobre esta asignación taxonómica, un tema que no se ha resuelto. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la taxono...
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The stable carbon and oxygen isotopic ratios present in dentine and tooth enamel from one Mixotoxodon larensis specimen from Hihuitlán, Michoacán, México, were analyzed. Similar to other specimens in Honduras and Panama, δ¹³C and δ¹⁸O values showed that this individual had a mixed diet and lived in a forested zone.
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Oaxaca es el estado con mayor número de especies de mamíferos. Para comprender cómo se integró esta biodiversidad, es necesario estudiar su registro fósil, el cual incluye 10 órdenes, 42 familias y 101 especies. Las épocas representadas son Eoceno-Oligoceno, Oligoceno, Mioceno, Pleistoceno y Holoceno. En areniscas tobáceas de la Formación Huajuapan...
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What is currently known about México paleontology and specifically the proboscideans has centered in the central and southern states, with much of the north largely unknown. Here we report on Cuvieronius (Gomphotheriidae) and Mammuthus (Elephantidae) recovered from Térapa, a Late Pleistocene site in east-central Sonora. The local fauna reflects a b...
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Although the bat family Mormoopidae has an extensive fossil record dating back at least to the Oligocene of Florida, in South America their fossil record is relatively poor, consisting of only a few Quaternary cave deposits. Mormoopid subfossils have been reported from the Holocene of Cueva Toromo, Venezuela, including representatives of Pteronotus...
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ABSTRACT The genus Equus is the last member of the Equidae family whose evolutionary history is about 55 million years. This horse is abundant in Mexican Pleistocene deposits. Elements of the distal extremities (third metacarpals and metatarsals, first and second phalanx of the third digit) of three horse species (Equus cedralensis, E. conversidens...
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The environment of four late Pleistocene Mexican sites, with human presence, was inferred using carbon and oxygen stable isotope relationships from herbivores enamel, which lived at those sites and was obtained from previous studies. Those analyses showed the presence of forest with grasslands at the sites Fin del Mundo, Rancho La Amapola, and Vals...
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The Great American Biotic Interchange is considered to be a punctuated process, primarily occurring during four major pulses that began approximately 2.5 Ma. Central America and southeastern Mexico have a poor fossil record of this dynamic faunal history due to tropical climates. Exploration of submerged caves in the Yucatán, particularly the natur...
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Dental enamel strontium isotopic values were determined for an American lion specimen from Cedral, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The result was similar to the ⁸⁷ Sr/ ⁸⁶ Sr values of plants and soils from the same locality, which could indicate that this animal was native to the site where it hunted prey that approached the springs found in Cedral in the...
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Invasive exotic species have been identified worldwide as a major threat to biodiversity. Legal instruments are an important tool in counteracting their negative impacts. There are four important aspects that any legal instrument should have, that is: an explicit (and transparent) method for species inclusion; an exclusive focus, so that conflict b...
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This chapter is a brief analytical historiography of Mexican (Pleistocene) prehistoric studies, as well as a preliminary presentation of the fiesr results of the 2012 excavations at Chiquihuite Cave.
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This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its distribution, presumed large population, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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Carbon and oxygen stable isotope values in the dental enamel of fossils were used to infer the diet and habitat of the extinct equids Calippus hondurensis, Dinohippus mexicanus, and Protohippus gidleyi, the gomphothere Gomphotherium hondurensis, and the llama Hemiauchenia vera of the Early-Late Hemphillian (Hh2) from San Gerardo de Limoncito, Punta...
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Fish-eating in bats evolved independently in Myotis vivesi (Vespertillionidae ) and Noctilio leporinus (Noctilionidae). We compared cranial morphological characters and bite force between these species to test the existence of evolutionary parallelism in piscivory. We collected cranial distances of M. vivesi, two related insectivorous bats (M. veli...
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Chemical residues analysis has been a widely used archaeological technique for many decades. They provide information concerning the place of past human settlements, the use of architectural spaces and the kind of activities undertook there, besides the kind of materials stored or cooked in ceramics, and the place of decaying of bodies (Fig. 1, Bar...
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Bats show the greatest variety of mating strategies in mammals. Social structure can be influenced by roost characteristics, for example, if the roost is defendable and its availability limited, it becomes an important resource that partially determines the mating system type. In the species that use tents as roosting sites, it has been suggested t...
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The diet and habitat for two Pleistocene Equidae genera that lived in southern North America (southern USA and Mexico) and South America are inferred using carbon and oxygen isotopic data. The South American Hippidion fed upon C3 plants and lived in forest. Equus from both subcontinents were mixed feeders and preferred living in grasslands, prairie...
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New explorations in the desert of northeastern Zacatecas, in central-northern Mexico, revealed dozens of archaeological and geoarchaeological sites. One of them, Ojo de Agua, contains the remains of a Pleistocene spring-fed hydrographic system located at the southeastern end of a large elongated endorheic basin. The locality yielded a particularly...
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The Neotoma Paleoecology Database is a community-curated data resource that supports interdisciplinary global change research by enabling broad-scale studies of taxon and community diversity, distributions, and dynamics during the large environmental changes of the past. By consolidating many kinds of data into a common repository, Neotoma lowers c...
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RESUMENSe analizó el contenido estomacal de cinco ejemplares del murciélago amarillo de "El Infiernillo" (Rhogeessa mira Laval, 1973), procedentes de una nueva localidad de estudio El Zapoteco-Zicuirán, municipio de La Huacana, Michoacán, México. Anteriormente solo se habían reportado fragmentos de individuos de insectos pertenecientes a las famili...
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Theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that the ecological niche of species tends to be conservative over evolutionary time in many taxonomic groups, thus representing long-term stable constraints on species geographic distributions. Using an ecological niche modeling approach, we assessed the impact of climatic change on wild felid species po...
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El estado de Guerrero se encuentra ubicado en el centro poniente de México, al sur del Eje Volcánico Transversal. Con objeto de actualizar el conocimiento de los mamíferos nativos del estado, se revisó la literatura disponible en referencia a dichos animales que han sido registrados en el territorio estatal, encontrando que la mayor parte de los es...
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Using the isotopic carbon and oxygen ratios present in dental enamel, the diet and the habitat of an individual of the Pliocene rhinoceros Teleoceras fossiger from San Francisco de los Reyes, Michoacán, México, were inferred. The values of δ¹³C and δ¹⁸O indicate that this animal fed on C3 plants and lived in enclosed areas similar to those found in...
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The karst systems of the Yucatan Peninsula, most of them submerged, have long held the potential for Pleistocene aged fossil deposits. Since the late 1980s, cave diving explorers have been mapping these systems and, in the course of their work, discovering the remains of animals and humans. Although most of the human remains have been from the Maya...
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