The early Turolian (late Miocene) Cervidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the fossil site of Dorn-Dürkheim 1 (Germany) and implications on the origin of crown cervids

  title={The early Turolian (late Miocene) Cervidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the fossil site of Dorn-D{\"u}rkheim 1 (Germany) and implications on the origin of crown cervids},
  author={Beatriz Azanza and Gertrud E. R{\"o}ssner and Edgardo Ortiz-Jaureguizar},
  journal={Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments},
Dental and cranial appendage remains of Cervidae from the fossil site of Dorn-Dürkheim are studied in detail. The material mainly includes isolated teeth, isolated pedicles and antler pieces. Neither tooth rows nor complete appendages are recorded. Comparative morphology and statistics of morphometrics (principal component analysis and discriminant analysis) allow for the classification of small and large dentitions, small cranial appendages, two morphotypes of large pedicles and two… 

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