Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica

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Author(s): Hír, J.
Title: Collimys dobosi n. sp. (Cricetidae, Mammalia) from the Late Astaracian (MN 8) vertebrate fauna of Felsőtárkány 32 (Northern Hungary)
Year: 2005
Volume: 23
Pages: 5-18.

Abstract: Description of a new Middle Miocene hamster species is given on the basis of 400 molars. This is the most abundant sample of the Collimys genus from the fauna of the Felsőtárkány Middle Miocene terrestrial sediments. The material has been collected by the author during the last five years. From former collections, done between 1920 and 1950, a mega-flora was identified by Gábor Andreánszky. On the basis of the paleobotanical material and the new rodent fauna, a subtropical forest environment with different levels of foliage may be presumed. The rodents and the preliminary results of the study of the insectivors and molluscs indicate Late Astaracian age (MN 8) of the material.
Keywords: Systematics, Central Paratethys, Middle Miocene, stratigraphy, rodents, continental sediments

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Szabó, J. & Matskási, I.