English   español  
Por favor, use este identificador para citar o enlazar a este item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/153778
Compartir / Impacto:
Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE
Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL

Taphonomic study of leporid remains accumulated by the Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti)

AutorLloveras, Lluís; Moreno García, Marta ; Nadal, Jordi
Palabras claveTaphonomy
Leporid remains
Aquila adalberti
Diurnal raptors
Fecha de publicación2008
CitaciónGeobios 41(1): 91-100 (2008)
ResumenDistinguishing leporid bones accumulated by different agents such as diurnal raptors, owls, mammals and humans is essential to gain an understanding of not only human subsistence activities but also past ecology. This is particularly relevant in Iberian Palaeolithic sites where leporid remains usually constitute the most abundant taxon. Among diurnal raptors the Spanish Imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) has been one of the most important leporid predators throughout the Iberian Peninsula. In order to investigate the taphonomic signature of this raptor, rabbit remains from 79 pellets were examined. Results show a high proportion of distal elements of the limb bones and skull. Compared with other diurnal birds of prey, the assemblages produced by this species appear to show a higher degree of breakage and corrosion from digestion. These results place this predator within a category similar to the small mammal carnivores (category 5) in terms of skeletal element abundance, breakage and digestion. It is hoped that these data will enable analysts to identify leporid fossils accumulated by the Spanish Imperial Eagle in archaeological assemblages.
Versión del editorhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2006.11.009
Aparece en las colecciones: (CCHS-IH) Artículos
Ficheros en este ítem:
Fichero Descripción Tamaño Formato  
accesoRestringido.pdf15,38 kBAdobe PDFVista previa
Mostrar el registro completo

NOTA: Los ítems de Digital.CSIC están protegidos por copyright, con todos los derechos reservados, a menos que se indique lo contrario.