Group: Patagonid


The northernmost Patagonid variety, often mixed with local Lagid elements, but with a variety of unique features. Native to the savannah and forest landscapes of West Bolivia and the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Typified by the Bororo that include Umutina and others. More mixed in Bakairi, Nahukuá, and the groups of Gran Chaco. Population decreased dramatically since European contact, and only a few thousand remain.

Physical Traits:

Olive medium brown skin with straight and black rarely wavy hair. Tall, mesoskelic, mesomorph. Brachycephalic, mildly hypsicranic. Mesorrhine, straight, and relatively high nose. Facial features are robust and angular with supraorbital ridges and very broad foreheads. Eyes slanting, lips full, body hair weak.


Biasutti (1967) defined a Bororo subrace of his Pampids. Similarly, Eickstedt (1934) regarded them a northern, brachycephalised Pampid subtype. Also placed in Pampid by others (e.g. Imbelloni, 1958). Detailed early descriptions by Ehrenreich (1897).

Similar types:

North Andid Lagoa Santa
Pampid Huarpid
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