Panthera balamoides and other Pleistocene felids from the submerged caves of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

  title={Panthera balamoides and other Pleistocene felids from the submerged caves of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico},
  author={Sarah R. Stinnesbeck and Wolfgang Stinnesbeck and Eberhard Frey and Jer{\'o}nimo Avil{\'e}s Olgu{\'i}n and Carmen Rojas Sandoval and Adriana Vel{\'a}zquez Morlet and Arturo H. Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={930 - 939}
ABSTRACT Here we describe a new species of a Pleistocene felid based on the distal third of a right humerus from the submerged El Pit cenote (sinkhole) near Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The new taxon, Panthera balamoides sp. nov., is characterized by a large entepicondylar foramen, a gracile and straight humeral shaft with a prominent supracondylar ridge with a small depression on the lateral epicondyle and a distal articular surface located medially with respect to the long axis of the shaft… 
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