A new fossil peccary from the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary of the eastern Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

  title={A new fossil peccary from the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary of the eastern Yucat{\'a}n Peninsula, Mexico},
  author={Sarah R. Stinnesbeck and Eberhard Frey and Wolfgang Stinnesbeck and Jer{\'o}nimo Av{\'i}les Olgu{\'i}n and Patrick Zell and Alejandro Terrazas Mata and Martha Benavente Sanvicente and Arturo H. Gonz{\'a}lez Gonz{\'a}lez and C R. Sandoval and Eugenio Acevez Nu{\~n}ez},
  journal={Journal of South American Earth Sciences},

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