Pleistocene Rodents from the Torrent de Vallparadís Section (Terrassa, Northeastern Spain) and Biochronological Implications

@inproceedings{MinwerBarakat2011PleistoceneRF,
  title={Pleistocene Rodents from the Torrent de Vallparad{\'i}s Section (Terrassa, Northeastern Spain) and Biochronological Implications},
  author={Raef Minwer-Barakat and Joan Madurell-Malapeira and David M. Alba and Josep Aurell-Garrido and Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno and Salvador Moy{\`a}-Sol{\`a}},
  year={2011}
}
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 geographical distributions and rapid evolutionary rates, arvicolines are especially useful for biostratigraphical purposes. Eight stratigraphic layers have yielded rodent remains, including representatives of the genera Mimomys, Allophaiomys, Stenocranius, Iberomys, Microtus, Arvicola, Apodemus… 
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