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:
Author(s): Hír, J.
Title: Collimys dobosi n. sp. (Cricetidae, Mammalia) from the Late Astaracian (MN 8) vertebrate fauna of Felsőtárkány 32 (Northern Hungary)
Systematics, Central Paratethys, Middle Miocene, stratigraphy, rodents, continental sedimentsJournal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica HungaricaJournal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.ISSN: 1586-930XPublisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, BudapestEditor(s): Szabó, J.
& Matskási, I.