Palaeoenvironment examination of the terminal Miocene hominoid locality of the Zhaotong Basin, southwestern China, based on the rhinocerotid remains

  title={Palaeoenvironment examination of the terminal Miocene hominoid locality of the Zhaotong Basin, southwestern China, based on the rhinocerotid remains},
  author={Xiaokang Lu and Xueping Ji and Sukuan Hou and Shiqi Wang and Qin-Qin Shi and Shaokun Chen and Boyang Sun and Yikun Li and Yu Li and Tengsong Yu and Wenqi Li},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={234 - 242}
Abstract Anatomic modification in evolution process of mammals was closely correlated with the environmental changes, and become the powerful evidence for reconstructing the palaeoenvironment shaped their evolution. Rhinocerotid fossils are important indicators of the ecosystems inhabited by the mammalian faunas. Here, we first described remains of two rhinocerotids from the terminal Miocene Zhaotong Basin, the most recent hominoid locality in South China, including Acerorhinus lufengensis and… 

Oldest colobine calcaneus from East Asia (Zhaotong, Yunnan, China).

Reappraisal of a Rhinocerotid (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from the Lower Miocene Yotsuyaku Formation, Northeast Japan, with an Overview of the Early Miocene Japanese Rhinocerotids

Abstract. A fragmentary femur of the Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) from the lower Miocene Yotsuyaku Formation of the Shiratorigawa Group, Ichinohe, Iwate Prefecture, Northeast Japan is



Juvenile hominoid cranium from the late Miocene of southern China and hominoid diversity in Asia

  • J. KelleyF. Gao
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2012
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Clay mineralogy indicates a mildly warm and humid living environment for the Miocene hominoid from the Zhaotong Basin, Yunnan, China

Comparing mid to late Miocene records from hominoid sites in Yunnan, Siwalik in Pakistan, and tropical Africa it is found that ecological shifts from forest to grassland in SiwAlik are much later than in tropical Africa, consistent with the disappearance of hominoids.

Rhinocerotidae from the Upper Miocene deposits of the Western Pannonian Basin (Hungary): implications for migration routes and biogeography

Abstract Although the rhinoceros remains have high biochronological significance, they are poorly known or scarcely documented in the uppermost Miocene deposits of Europe. Several specimens collected

New materials of the Late Miocene Muntiacus from Zhaotong hominoid site in southern China

Rescue excavations carried out from 2007 to 2010 at the Shuitangba lignite field in Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, not only resulted in the discovery of a new hominoid cranium and the addition of a new

A New Species of Aceratherium (Rhinocerotidae, Perissodactyla) from the Late Miocene of Nakhon Ratchasima, Northeastern Thailand

This new species has a mixture of primitive and derived characters that differ from the known species of Aceratherium, A. incisivum, and A. depereti, and is consistent with the latest Miocene age of the associated fauna and flora in the Tha Chang sand pits.

Juvenile hominoid cranium from the terminal Miocene of Yunnan, China

A new, relatively complete and largely undistorted juvenile cranium from the terminal Miocene locality of Shuitangba, also in Yunnan, is described, reinforcing the view that Lufengpithecus represents a distinct, late surviving lineage of large apes in the late Miocene of East Asia that does not appear to be closely affiliated with any extant ape lineage.