New Pseudaelurus and Styriofelis remains (Carnivora: Felidae) from the Middle Miocene of Abocador de Can Mata (Vallès-Penedès Basin)

Josep M. Robles, Joan Madurell-Malapeira, Juan Abella, Cheyenn Rotgers, Raül Carmona, Sergio Almécija, Jordi Balaguer, David M. Alba*

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Abstract

New remains of felid jaws and teeth are described from several localities of the local stratigraphic series of Abocador de Can Mata (ca. 11.9 to 11.6 Ma, Middle Miocene; Vallès-Penedès Basin, Catalonia, Spain). Three different taxa are identified: Styriofelis turnauensis, Pseudaelurus romieviensis and Pseudaelurus quadridentatus. The described remains of P. romieviensis enable extending considerably the chronological range of this species in the Iberian Peninsula, in agreement with its record in the rest of Europe. Moreover, it is shown for the first time that P. romieviensis may possess a p2. The presence of this tooth therefore does not constitue a valid diagnostic feature to distinguish P. . romieviensis from P. quadridentatus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-113
Number of pages13
JournalComptes Rendus - Palevol
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Aragonian
  • Catalonia
  • Felinae
  • Fossil cats
  • Iberian Peninsula

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