New faunas of small mammals from old Harami mine (early Miocene, Anatolia, Turkey)

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Joniak P., Pelaez-Campomanes P., Mayda S. , Bilgin M., Halaclar K., Ostende L. W. V. D. H.

PALAEOBIODIVERSITY AND PALAEOENVIRONMENTS, cilt.99, ss.673-700, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 99
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12549-018-0349-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.673-700


Two new small mammal assemblages from the abandoned Harami lignite mine, as an addition to previously known Harami assemblages, provide a better insight in the palaeoenvironments in Anatolia in local Biozone C (MN 2, early Miocene). Based on the new material, the Eumyarion assemblages are considered to consist of three, rather than two species, in line with the situation in younger localities in the region. Eumyarion strongly dominates the highly diverse assemblages of Harami 1 and 4, which are interpreted as indicative of a swamp. By contrast, Latocricetodon is the most common murid in Harami 3, which may represent more marshy conditions. The small fauna from Harami 5 is clearly younger that the other assemblages. It indicates a local change to more open conditions.