New carnivoran remains from the Late Miocene of Turkey

Koufos G. D. , MAYDA S. , Kaya T.

PALZ, cilt.92, ss.131-162, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 92 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12542-017-0376-2
  • Dergi Adı: PALZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.131-162


A great number of carnivoran remains from various late Miocene localities of Turkey, housed in the Natural History Museum of Aegean University, Bornova-Izmir, are described and compared with those from Eurasian localities for their determination. Thirteen different taxa were determined and some of them are recognized for the first time in Turkey or in their localities. Noteworthy is the presence of Dinocrocuta gigantea, which was recognized for the first time in Turkey, found in the early Vallesian locality Bayraktepe II, and the presence of the otter Sivaonyx hessicus which is a rare taxon in Eurasia, known from Eppelsheim, Germany and from Ku double dagger uk double dagger ekmece and Bayraktepe II, Turkey. The hyaenid Adcrocuta cf. eximia was recognized for the first time in the Vallesian of Middle Sinap. The new determined carnivoran taxa provided some biochronological information which helps to date the localities or confirm their age.