Une espèce géante de Muscardinus Kaup, 1829(Gliridae, Rodentia, Mammalia) dans le gisement karstique de Cala Es Pou (Miocène supérieur de Minorque, Baléares)

Jorge Agustí, Salvador Moyà-Solà, Juan Pons-Moyà

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    Abstract

    In this paper, Muscardinus cyclopeus nov. sp., from the locality of Cala Es Pou, in Menorca (Balearic Islands)), is described. M. cyclopeus is close to M. vireti Hugueney & Mein, but shows a greater size. This species belongs to a new phase of insularity in the Balearic Islands, different from the classical Myotragus-Hypnomys-Nesiotites faunas. This phase may be due to variations in the sea level within the Messinian. Other elements belonging to this phase are: Geochelone gymnesica Bate, cf. Alilepus nov. sp. and Rhinolophus cf. grivensis (Deperet). © 1982.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)783-789
    JournalGeobios
    Volume15
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982

    Keywords

    • Endemism
    • Gigantism
    • Gliridae (Rodents)
    • Insularity
    • Menorca (BalearicIslands)
    • Upper Miocene

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