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Le gisement de vertébrés pliocènes de Çalta, Ankara, Turquie. 9. Cervidae et Giraffidae

Denis GERAADS

fr Geodiversitas 20 (3) - Pages 455-465

Published on 30 September 1998

Pliocene vertebrate locality of Çalta, Ankara, Turkey. 9. Cervidae and Cervidae.

The deer from Çalta is a true cervine, which looks little different from Cervus perrieri of the European lower Villafranchian. The limb bones of the giraffid, which is close to Giraffa jumae of the African Plio-Pleistocene, are already similar to those of the recent giraffe. Both species suggest a rather late Pliocene age.

Keywords :

Cervidae, Giraffa, Giraffidae, Artiodactyla, Pliocene, Turkey