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Giraffidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the late Miocene of Akkașdağı, Turkey

Dimitris S. KOSTOPOULOS & Gerçek SARAÇ

en Geodiversitas 27 (4) - Pages 735-745

Published on 31 December 2005

This article is a part of the thematic issue Geology, mammals and environments at Akkașdağı, late Miocene of Central Anatolia

A few dental and several postcranial giraffid remains from the late Miocene locality of Akkas.dag˘ı (Central Anatolia, Turkey) have been identified as belonging to Helladotherium sp., Palaeotragus rouenii Gaudry, 1861 and Samotherium cf. major Bohlin, 1926. The comparison of the material with several Eurasian representatives of the three genera indicates a middle-late Turolian age.

Keywords :

Mammalia, Giraffidae, Palaeotragus, Samotherium, Helladotherium, late Miocene, Turolian, Akkașdağı, Central Anatolia, Turkey

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