Iphigenia brasiliana is a species of shell found mainly in Brazil, the Carribean, and Florida. The common name is Tarioba, and it is found in the north and northwest regions of Brazil. In the United States, this shell is known as the Giant false donax. This research analyzes shell samples of the Iphigenia brasiliana collected from South Inlet Park in Boca Raton, Florida. The goal was to characterize size and weight of the samples and create a histogram. This data is compared to data from Brazilian literature and journals to provide species descriptions for archaeologists who might encounter this species in Florida.
Florida Anthropological Society 74th Annual Meeting & Conference
College of Arts and Sciences
De Almeida, M., Lecher, A. L., & Watson, A. (2022, May 6-8). Characterization of the giant false donax in a South Florida midden [Poster presentation]. Florida Anthropological Society 74th Annual Meeting & Conference, Miami, FL, United States.