Gordes: a new early Miocene micromammal assemblage from western Anatolia

Pelaez-Campomanes P., Goktas F., Kaya T. T. , Joniak P., Bilgin M., MAYDA S. , ...Daha Fazla

PALAEOBIODIVERSITY AND PALAEOENVIRONMENTS, cilt.99, ss.639-653, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 99 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12549-018-0346-z
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.639-653


The mammal locality of Gordes is only known from its test sample, as it has been subsequently destroyed. This small sample yielded a surprisingly rich assemblage, with five rodent species, four species of insectivore and a bat. Based on the rodent contents, the assemblage is assigned to Anatolian mammal zone D, equivalent to MN 3. One of the rodent species, Eumyarion gordesensis nov. sp. is new. Both the cricetid Deperetomys and the glirid Glirudinus represent a hitherto unknown evolutionary stadium and have been assigned to D. aff. intermedius and G. aff. haramiensis, respectively. Based on the relatively high diversity of insectivores, the presence of a dimylid and the dominance of Eumyarion, the Gordes assemblage presumably represents a closed, humid environment.