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The Miocene Climatic Optimum: evidence from ectothermic vertebrates of Central Europe
Abstract Data sets of Central European temporal distributions of thermophilic ectothermic vertebrates (Channidae, Varanidae, Chamaeleonidae, Cordylidae, Tomistomidae, Alligatoridae, giant turtles)
Phylogenetic relationships and biogeographical patterns in Circum-Mediterranean subfamily Leuciscinae (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) inferred from both mitochondrial and nuclear data
This paper constitutes the first attempt at deciphering the mitochondrial and nuclear relationships of Mediterranean leuciscins but also a test of biogeographical hypotheses that could have determined the current distribution of Circum-Mediterranean leucISCins.
Ectothermic vertebrates (Actinopterygii, Allocaudata, Urodela, Anura, Crocodylia, Squamata) from the Miocene of Sandelzhausen (Germany, Bavaria) and their implications for environment reconstruction
It was demonstrated that the palaeohydrology of Sandelzhausen is characterized by a change from temporary water to permanent water conditions, and the reconstructed precipitation values suggest that the observed change in hydrologic conditions was probably driven by climate.
Miocene precipitation in Europe: Temporal trends and spatial gradients
article i nfo It is known from present-day climates that both temporal and spatial variations in precipitation can be more pronounced than those in temperature and thus influence ecosystems and human
Late Miocene "washhouse" climate in Europe
Abstract We present two eight-million year long proxy records of precipitation for Southwest and Central Europe, covering the middle to late Miocene (5.3–13 Ma) at a temporal resolution of about 60
Integrated stratigraphy and 40Ar/39Ar chronology of the Early to Middle Miocene Upper Freshwater Molasse in eastern Bavaria (Germany)
A detailed integrated stratigraphic study was carried out on middle Miocene fluvial successions of the Upper Freshwater Molasse (OSM) from the North Alpine Foreland Basin, in eastern Bavaria,
Ectothermic vertebrates (Teleostei, Allocaudata, Urodela, Anura, Testudines, Choristodera, Crocodylia, Squamata) from the Upper Oligocene of Oberleichtersbach (Northern Bavaria, Germany)
Palaeoecological analysis indicates the presence of a large, not very deep, well-oxygenated perennial doline lake with an intensely structured lake-margin and probably with a fluvial inflow, which allows a unique inside into terminal Oligocene (MP30) continental biota.
Migration history of air-breathing fishes reveals Neogene atmospheric circulation patterns
The migration history of an air-breathing fish group (Channidae; snakehead fishes) is used for reconstructing Neogene Eurasian precipitation and atmospheric circulation patterns. The study shows that
The reconstruction of Early and Middle Miocene climate and vegetation in Southern Germany as determined from the fossil wood flora
Abstract Early and Middle Miocene sediments of the North Alpine Foreland Basin (NAFB) in Southern Germany contain one of the world's richest regional records of silicified wood. Here we analyze over
A hominid tooth from Bulgaria: the last pre-human hominid of continental Europe.
A hominid upper premolar was discovered in the Azmaka quarry, near Chirpan (Bulgaria), which constrains the age of the locality to the second half of the middle Turolian (ca. 7 Ma), making it the latest pre-human hominids of continental Europe and Asia Minor.