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The Paleobiology of the Extinct Venomous Shrew Beremendia (Soricidae, Insectivora, Mammalia) in Relation to the Geology and Paleoenvironment of Dmanisi (Early Pleistocene, Georgia)
The use of venom in shrews feeding on non-struggling prey can be reliably explained as a mechanism to subdue the prey without killing them before the real time of consumption, and is supported by the ethology of some extant shrews. Expand
Rodents, insectivores and chiropterans (Mammalia) from the late Aragonian of Can Missert (Middle Miocene, Vallès-Penedès Basin, Spain)
Abstract In this paper, the insectivores, chiropterans and rodents from the middle Miocene site of Can Missert are described. The faunal list of this locality includes the following species: MiosorexExpand
The early Pleistocene small vertebrate succession from the Orce region (Guadix-Baza Basin, SE Spain) and its bearing on the first human occupation of Europe
The very complete small vertebrate succession from the Guadix-Baza Basin enables tracing of the paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic evolution of this basin, in relation with the first humanExpand
Los vertebrados fósiles del Abocador de Can Mata (els Hostalets de Pierola, l’Anoia, Cataluña), una sucesión de localidades del Aragoniense superior (MN6 y MN7+8) de la cuenca del Vallès-Penedès.
A synthesis of the vertebrate fossil record of Abocador de Can Mata (els Hostalets de Pierola, Valles-Penedes Neogene basin) is reported, with special emphasis on taxonomic and biostratigraphicExpand
From the paleobiogeographical point of view, the occurrence of the African genus Myosorex constitutes a new striking evidence of the faunal exchange between Eurasia and Africa that took place during the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Expand
New Data on Paenelimnoecus from the Middle Miocene of Spain Support the Shrew Subfamily Allosoricinae
This lineage confirms the separate development of the “soricine” p4, and thus supports the Allosoricinae as a separate subfamily. Expand
Biochronological, taphonomical, and paleoenvironmental background of the fossil great ape Pierolapithecus catalaunicus (Primates, Hominidae).
The spatial distribution of macromammal fossils, the relative abundances of skeletal elements, and their state of preservation suggest that different agents were involved in the accumulation of the P. catalaunicus individual and the remaining taxa, and an early MN 7+8 age is inferred for this site. Expand
The Messinian terrestrial record in the Pyrenees: The case of Can Vilella (Cerdanya Basin)
In this paper, a survey on the Messinian section of Can Vilella, in the intramontane basin of La Cerdanya (Pyrenees) is presented. The mammalian association, composed of insectivores, rodents andExpand
Enters the shrew, some considerations on the Miocene palaeobiogeography of Iberian insectivores
Comparison of the late early to early late Miocene record of the Iberian insectivores shows that, particularly during the late Early Miocene, central European taxa have transient occurrences in Spain, while most taxa appear earlier and survive longer in central Europe. Expand
The late Neogene-early Quaternary small vertebrate succession from the Almenara-Casablanca karst complex (Castellón, Eastern Spain): Chronologic and paleoclimatic context
Abstract Although discontinuous because of their karst nature, the Almenara-Casablanca complex records a very complete small vertebrate succession (amphibians, squamates, insectivores, bats, rodentsExpand