Diet and Habitat for Six American Pleistocene Proboscidean Species Using Carbon and Oxygen Stable Isotopes

@article{PrezCrespo2016DietAH,
  title={Diet and Habitat for Six American Pleistocene Proboscidean Species Using Carbon and Oxygen Stable Isotopes},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Adri{\'a}n P{\'e}rez-Crespo and Jos{\'e} L Prado and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Alberdi and Joaqu{\'i}n Arroyo-Cabrales and Eileen McAllister Johnson},
  journal={Ameghiniana},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={39 - 51}
}
Abstract. Diet and habitat were estimated, based on stable isotopes, for six species of proboscideans inhabiting the Americas during the Pleistocene. In North America, Mammuthus columbi (Elephantidae) was a mixed C3/C4 herbivore inhabiting open areas, while Mammut americanum (Mammutidae) fed exclusively on C3 plants and preferred closed areas. In contrast, members of the family Gomphotheriidae showed a wide range of food preference and habitats. This is the case of Cuvieronius tropicus, a… Expand
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