Ancylotherium pentelicum (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) from the Upper Miocene of central and western Turkey


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SARAC G., Kaya T. T. , GERAADS D.

GEOBIOS, cilt.35, ss.241-251, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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We report here new fossils of A. pentelicum from two Turolian localities of central and western Turkey, Pinaryaka and Salihpasalar (Kemikalan). The material, which consists of well preserved distal limb-bones, is compared with the few previously described specimens, mainly from Samos and Pikermi, but the observed differences should probably be attributed to individual variation. There is no evidence of evolution of the species during the Middle Turolian of the eastern Mediterranean, where it filled a narrow ecological niche, before its extinction. (C) 2002 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.