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New echinoderm remains in the buried offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City
Revista de Biología Tropical
Between 1978 and 1982 the ruins of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan were exhumed a few meters northward from the central plaza (Zócalo) of Mexico City. The temple was the center of the Mexica's ritual life and one of the most famous ceremonial buildings of its time (15th and 16th centuries). More than 200 offerings have been recovered in the temple and surrounding buildings. We identified vestiges of 14 species of echinoderms (mostly as disarticulated plates). These include six species of seadoi:10.15517/rbt.v65i1-1.31686 fatcat:55c36szwsres3kowawac6ab7gm