Notes on carnivore fossils from the Pliocene Udunga fauna, Transbaikal area, Russia
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We provide notes of carnivore fossils from the middle Pliocene Udunga fauna, Transbaikal area, Russia. The fossil carnivore assemblage consists of more than 200 specimens including eleven genera. Ursus, Parailurus, Parameles, and Ferinestrix are representative of the animals of thermophilic forest biotopes. On the other hand, Chasmaporthetes and Pliocrocuta are probably specialized in open environment. The prosperity both in foresal and semiarid carnivores indicate that the Udunga fauna is comprised of mosaic elements.
- Asian paleoprimatology
Asian paleoprimatology (5), 45-60, 2009
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University