Derechos de autor 2012 ACTA ZOOLÓGICA MEXICANA (N.S.)
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Carapacial and plastral bones from El Pantano archaeological site in Mascota Valley, Jalisco, Mexico have been identified as Trachemys ornata (Ornate Slider). The tortoise was placed as an offering over the burial of an infant and a child. Since the burials at this site have been radiocarbondated to approximately 800 B.C. this is an ancient documented cultural use of T. ornata in Mesoamerican archaeology.