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dc.contributor.author Taglioretti, Verónica
dc.contributor.author Sardella, Norma Haydee
dc.contributor.author Fugassa, Martín Horacio
dc.date.available 2018-07-13T17:39:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.citation Taglioretti, Verónica; Sardella, Norma Haydee; Fugassa, Martín Horacio; Morphometric analysis of modern faeces as a tool to identify artiodactyls' coprolites; Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd; Quaternary International; 352; 6-2014; 64-67
dc.identifier.issn 1040-6182
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/52046
dc.description.abstract The identification of the zoological origin of coprolites is important to infer paleoecological characteristics of ancient wildlife. The aim of this study was to design a reliable tool to distinguish coprolites of artiodactyls collected from archaeological sites of Patagonia, Argentina. A reference collection of modern droppings of large size artiodactyls of Patagonia, Lama guanicoe (guanaco) and Hippocamelus bisulcus (huemul), was also studied. Generalized discriminant analysis using shape and size attributes was applied to 538 pellets (nguanaco = 240, nhuemul = 298). Faecal material was photographed and multiple predictor variables were calculated by the Image J (Java 1.6.0_12) Program. Coprolites attributable to camelids by paleoparasitological analyses were also classified by the discriminant classification function obtained from the reference collection. Results indicated that pellet size and shape were able to discriminate droppings of guanaco from those of huemul (Pillai's trace = 0.93, p = 0.0001). The accuracy of the classification function was 100%, with all the modern faeces of guanaco and huemul correctly classified. The accuracy for the identification of camelid coprolites was 100%. This is the first study that used a discriminant classification function of modern dung to identify coprolites. This research also provides information for its potential application to other archaeological deposits of dung in order to confirm the zoological origin of samples.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
dc.subject.classification Otras Ciencias Biológicas
dc.subject.classification Ciencias Biológicas
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
dc.title Morphometric analysis of modern faeces as a tool to identify artiodactyls' coprolites
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dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
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dc.date.updated 2018-07-11T14:43:12Z
dc.journal.volume 352
dc.journal.pagination 64-67
dc.journal.pais Estados Unidos
dc.description.fil Fil: Taglioretti, Verónica. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Sardella, Norma Haydee. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Fugassa, Martín Horacio. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.journal.title Quaternary International
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.12.055
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618213009890
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