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Microstonyx (Suidae, Artiodactyla) from the Upper Miocene of Hayranlı-Haliminhanı, Turkey

AuthorsVan der Made, Jan ; Güleç, Erksin; Erkman, Ahmet Cem
KeywordsSuidae
Microstonyx
Rooting
Ecology
Late Miocene
Issue DateJan-2013
PublisherScientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
CitationTurkish Journal of Zoology 37: 106-122 (2013)
AbstractThe suid remains from localities 58-HAY-2 and 58-HAY-19 in the Late Miocene Derindere Member of the İncesu Formation in the Hayranlı-Haliminhanı area (Sivas, Turkey) are described and referred to as Microstonyx major (Gervais, 1848-1852). Microstonyx shows changes in incisor morphology, which are interpreted as a further adaptation to rooting. This occurred probably in a short period between 8.7 and 8.121 Ma ago and possibly is a reaction to environmental change. The incisor morphology in locality 58-HAY-2 suggests that it is temporally close to this change, which would imply that this locality and the lithostratigraphically lower 58-HAY-19 belong to the lower part of MN11 and not to MN12. The findings are discussed in the regional context and contribute to the knowledge of the Anatolian fossil mammals.
DescriptionReceived: 05.02.2012 Accepted: 11.07.2012 Published Online: 24.12.2012 Printed: 21.01.2013
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.3906/zoo-1202-4
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/130404
DOI10.3906/zoo-1202-4
ISSN1300-0179
E-ISSN1303-6114
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