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The Vallparadís section (Terrassa, Iberian Peninsula) and the latest Villafranchian faunas of Europe
Abstract The late Early to early Middle Pleistocene section from Torrent de Vallparadis is a 20 m-thick, composite section with multiple stratigraphic horizons, which have yielded close to 30,000
Pleistocene Rodents from the Torrent de Vallparadís Section (Terrassa, Northeastern Spain) and Biochronological Implications
ABSTRACT In this paper, the rodents from the composite section of Torrent de Vallparadís (Terrassa, northeastern Spain) are described, with particular emphasis on the arvicolines. Due to their wide
Villafranchian large mammals from the Iberian Peninsula: paleobiogeography, paleoecology and dispersal events
The Pleistocene of the Iberian Peninsula is currently a focus of intense paleontological, archaeological and geological research. To a large extent, these inquiries are intended to decipher the
The primate fossil record in the Iberian Peninsula
During the last decade, new discoveries in several Iberian basins, together with the description of previously unpublished finds, have significantly increased the recorded paleodiversity of fossil
The Taxonomic Status of European Plio-Pleistocene Badgers
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It is concluded that extant European badger species must have diverged from Asian badgers before the top of the Olduvai subchron, and that M. thorali might have given rise to both the European and Asian badger lineages through a vicariance process prompted by paleoclimatic changes.
Early human dispersals into the Iberian Peninsula: a comment on Martínez et al.(2010) and Garcia et al. (2011).
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It is argued below that the record of human activity at Vallparadís is doubtful and even that if confirmed, a chronological gap would remain (contra Garcia et al., 2011).
Lynx remains from the Pleistocene of Valdemino cave (Savona, Northwestern Italy), and the oldest occurrence of Lynx spelaeus (Carnivora, Felidae)
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The reported evidence suggests that the lynx from Valdemino represents probably the most ancient well-documented material of L. spelaeus in Europe further reinforcing the idea of progressive size reduction and acquisition of more trenchant dentition in the European lineages of lynx (L. pardinus and L. Spelaeus) during the Middle to Late Pleistocene.
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