Pliocene vertebrate locality of Çalta, Ankara, Turkey. 3. Insectivores

Jelle W. F. REUMER

en Geodiversitas 20 (3) - Pages 353-358

Published on 30 September 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Pliocene vertebrate locality of Çalta, Ankara, Turkey

The insectivore fauna from Çalta (middle Ruscinian MN15) consists of four taxa: the Soricidae Asoriculus gibberodon (Petényi, 1864), Mafia csarnotense Reumer, 1984; an indeterminate species; and the Erinaceidae Erinaceus sp. The fauna, with a water shrew as its most abundant member, is extremely poor in number of species, indicating a dry environment with occasional rivers.


Ruscinian, Insectivora, Soricidae, Erinaceidae, Turkey, paleoecology

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