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Western Palaearctic palaeoenvironmental conditions during the Early and early Middle Pleistocene inferred from large mammal communities, and implications for hominin dispersal in Europe
Abstract Large-scale fluctuations in global climate and resulting changes in ecology had a profound effect on human evolution and dispersal. Though hominin remains are scarce, studies focussing on
Neogene/Quaternary mammalian migrations in Eastern Mediterranean
It appears that the main factor affecting migration potential and faunal changes/exchanges during the Neogene was palaeogeography, while after the early Pliocene migrations were mainly controlled by climatic changes.
The Fossil Record and Evolution of Bovidae: State of the Field
The earliest records of the different bovid tribes are reviewed, along with their geographic locations, and the reinvestigation of osteological characters that might distinguish early bovids from stem taxa is investigated.
The Late Miocene Mammal Faunas of the Mytilinii Basin, Samos Island, Greece: New Collection 13. Giraffidae
New bovid material collected from five fossil sites of My tilinii basin, Samos, Greece, allows recognizing thirteen species of the genera Miotragocerus, Tragoportax, Gazella, Sporadotragus,
The Pikermian event: temporal and spatial resolution of the Turolian large mammal fauna in SE Europe.
Abstract During the Turolian (late Miocene), the Eastern Mediterranean region is considered to have been part of a single major ecological area, supporting a particular savanna-type large mammal
Magnetostratigraphy and revised chronology of the late Miocene mammal localities of Samos, Greece
The late Miocene mammalian record in Samos Island, Greece, is extremely important for the Eurasian Neogene mammalian history and chronology. However, due to the mixed nature of old fossil collections
Suidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the late Miocene of Akkasdagi, Turkey
The suid remains from Akkasdagi, late Miocene of Central Anatolia (Turkey), represent the widespread, long-ranging, and polymorphic species Microstonyx major (Gervais, 1848). The rich material
Ruminant diets and the Miocene extinction of European great apes
Analysis shows that ruminants had diverse diets when primate diversity reached its peak, with more grazers in eastern Europe and more browsers farther west, and after the drop in primate Diversity, grazers accounted for a greater part of western and central European communities.
On the systematic position of the large-sized deer from Apollonia, Early Pleistocene, Greece
The revision of the large-sized deer association from the early Pleistocene site Apollonia (Early Pleistocene; Greece), revealed the presence of two species,Praemegaceros pliotarandoides (De
The Plio-Pleistocene artiodactyls (Vertebrata, Mammalia) of Macedonia 1. The fossiliferous site "Apollonia-1", Mygdonia basin of Greece
The artiodactyls from the early Pleistocene locality of Apollonia-1 (APL) are described and compared. The cervid Megaloceros sp., as well as the bovids Bison (Eobison) sp., Soergelia brigittae n.sp.,