The holotypes of the upper Pleistocene Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823: Hyaenidae) and Panthera leo spelaea (Goldfuss, 1810: Felidae) of the Zoolithen Cave hyena den (South Germany) and their palaeo‐ecological interpretation

@article{Diedrich2008TheHO,
  title={The holotypes of the upper Pleistocene Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823: Hyaenidae) and Panthera leo spelaea (Goldfuss, 1810: Felidae) of the Zoolithen Cave hyena den (South Germany) and their palaeo‐ecological interpretation},
  author={C. Diedrich},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={154},
  pages={822-831}
}
  • C. Diedrich
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
The rediscovered holotype skulls of Late Pleistocene Panthera leo spelaea (Goldfuss, 1810) (Felidae) and Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823) (Hyaenidae) from the Zoolithen Cave at Burggeilenreuth, southern Germany, are discussed. The cave became famous mainly due to its rich cave bear bone remains from the late Saalian (OIS 6–8) to Eemian/Weichselian (OIS 3–6) including additionally a third holotype of Ursus spelaeus Rosenmuller, 1794 (Ursidae). The ‘Felis spelaea’ holotype represents an… Expand
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