Late Miocene Rhinocerotids (Mammalia) from Yulafli (Corlu-Thrace/Turkey)


Kaya T. T. , HEISSIG K.

GEOBIOS, cilt.34, ss.457-467, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

Özet

New Rhinocerotidae remains from the Upper Miocene in Yulafli (Corlu-Thrace/Turkey) include Aceratherium incisivum KAUP, 1832, Acerorhinus zernowi (BORISSIAK, 1914) and Dihoplus schleiermacheri (KAUP, 1832). A. incisivum and D. schleiermacheri are first documented in Turkey. A. zernowi is already known in Turkey but is first described from Yulafli. This faunal assemblage indicates a Turolian (MN 11-MN 12) age. A. incisivum and D. schleiermacheri are consistent with a European paleobiogeography. The presence of A. zernowi in Thrace indicates a paleobiogeographical crossroad from Anatolia to Europe. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.