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#1George D. Koufos (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 23
Abstract The fossil mammal localities of the Axios Valley (Macedonia, Greece) yielded a rich collection of Mesopithecus remains, which were first described at the beginning of the 1990s. The late Turolian Dytiko localities include several specimens of Mesopithecus, which were originally separated in two size-related forms: the relatively larger-sized M. cf. or aff. pentelicus, and the relatively smaller-sized M. cf. monspessulanus. However, some Dytiko specimens were only partially described, or...
#2Albert IsidroH-Index: 7
Last. Xavier Jordana (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Few pathological cases have been identified in fossils of small mammals. Here we report the most ancient paleopathological evidence identified in a lagomorph (Ochotonidae, middle Miocene). The tibiofibular bone was macro- and microscopically (μCT) inspected to provide a diagnosis, an etiology, and its possible relationship with the individual's cause of death. Osteogenesis (reactive bone growth) and osteolysis, processes related with neoplasms and infections, are identified in the abnor...
Abstract Larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) are significant proxies in biostratigraphy and also act as excellent indicators of shallow-marine carbonate environments in fossil series. The Palaeogene LBF recorded from Meghalaya, NE India (eastern part of the relic eastern Tethys/Neo-Tethys) have high potential for dating shallow-marine sediments and documenting the multiple episodes of carbonate sedimentation that have contributed to the development of the Sylhet Limestone Group. Early Eocene witne...
#1Aixa Tosal (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
#2Luís Valero (University of Geneva)
Last. Carles Martín-Closas (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 21
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Abstract The Eocene–Oligocene transition (EOT) climatic turnover is modelled in the Ebro Basin using CLAMP and analysing the Sarral (Priabonian) and the Cervera (Rupelian) floras. The results show a drop of temperature and an increase in seasonality and precipitation. The changes in temperature and seasonality follow the trend described for the EOT in southern Europe; however, the increase in precipitation is the opposite of what would be expected. This increase might be related to the stratigra...
#1Alexander G. Kirejtshuk (University of Paris)H-Index: 2
#2Alexey V. Kovalev (Russian Academy)H-Index: 1
Last. André Nel (University of Paris)H-Index: 88
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Abstract The new oldest representative of the subfamily Passandrinae (Passandridae) was found in materials from Menat (Puy-de-Dome, France). It was preliminarily assigned to the genus Passandra Dalman in Schonherr, 1817, although the new species (?) Passandra plenaria sp. n., in contrast to other congeners, demonstrates an exposed labrum and an absence of preapical groove or impression on the hypopygidum. Some notes on fossil records and classification of the family Passandridae are made. The di...
#1Yuduan Zhou (WHU: Wuhan University)H-Index: 1
Last. Chengpo He (WHU: Wuhan University)
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Abstract In South China and mainland Southeast Asia, the lithic industry called the “cobble-tool industry” dominated throughout the Pleistocene and persisted until the middle Holocene. Although this term has long been used to characterize the lithic industry and to compare the Paleolithic cultures interregionally, it is really just a description of the raw material used by the lithic industry, lacking any indication of essential technological information about lithic production. As a result, the...
#1Mauricio A. Cerroni (CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)
#2Ariana Paulina-Carabajal (CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)H-Index: 6
Abstract The endocranial morphology of the abelisaurid Carnotaurus sastrei, from the Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia, is studied using X-ray Computed Tomography (CT). The CT scans provided information that allowed the first reconstruction of the brain, inner ear and braincase pneumaticity for this South American taxon. The endocranial morphology confirms that abelisaurids share an overall conformation of the brain and inner ear. However, some traits, such as the height of the dorsal sinuses and th...
#1Johana A. Fernández (CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)
#2Silvia N. Césari (CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)H-Index: 15
Abstract The first reconstructions of glossopterids interpreted this Gondwanan group as arborescent, deciduous plants, with leaves and reproductive structures inserted on short shoots, which were arranged on long branches. The leaves are its most abundant organ in the fossil record, but they are mainly found isolated. The arrangement of the leaves as terminal whorls or tight spirals has been the most accepted phyllotaxis hypothesis. The few examples of leaf impressions preserved in connection wi...
#1Chiara Angelone (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
Last. Tassos Kotsakis (Leonardo)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Fossil lagomorphs are very useful palaeogeographical indicators. In the last 15 years, several papers centered on fossil lagomorphs contributed to improve the Italian late Miocene–Quaternary palaeogeographical setting, solving palaeobiogeographical enigmas debated for decades, and providing new, challenging palaeogeographic data. The high number of endemic fossil lagomorphs of Italy is due in part to its complex tectonic history (insular endemisms), and in part to the semi-isolation and...
#1Raúl O. Gómez (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 8
#1Raúl O. Gómez (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 1
Last. Guillermo W. Rougier (University of Louisville)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Madtsoiids constitute a successful group of extinct snakes widely distributed across Gondwana and the European archipelago during Late Cretaceous times, surviving in reduced numbers to the Pleistocene. They are renowned for including some of the largest snakes that have ever crawled on earth, yet diverse small madtsoiids are also known. Uncovering the evolutionary trends that led these snakes into disparate body sizes has been hampered mainly by the lack of phylogenetic consensus and th...
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