On the identity of a hominoid male upper canine from the Vallès-Penedès Basin figured by Pickford (2012)

D. M. Alba, S. Moyà-Solà

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Abstract

Pickford (2012) inadvertently figured - with an incorrect catalogue number - an unpublished male upper canine of a hominoid primate from the Vallès-Penedès Basin (without specifying its locality of provenance), and attributed it to the Late Miocene fossil great ape Hispanopithecus laietanus. In fact, this canine comes from the Middle Miocene local stratigraphic series of Abocador de Can Mata (ACM), and shows greater similarities with Middle Miocene hominoids than with Hispanopithecus. Here we report the correct catalogue number of this specimen (IPS41714) and provide details on its locality of provenance (ACM/C4-Ap) as well as estimated age (11.9 Ma). On morphologic grounds, we further justify the attribution of this specimen to Dryopithecus fontani, previously recorded by craniodental remains at another ACM locality with the same age, and also correct several other minor errors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
JournalEstudios Geologicos
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Abocador de Can Mata
  • Dryopithecinae
  • Dryopithecus
  • Hispanopithecus
  • Hominidae
  • Teeth

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