Notes on carnivore fossils from the Pliocene Udunga fauna, Transbaikal area, Russia

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Abstract

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.

Journal

  • Asian paleoprimatology

    Asian paleoprimatology (5), 45-60, 2009

    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120005649385
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA12649564
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • ISSN
    1880-7747
  • Data Source
    IR 
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