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Author(s): Botka, D. & Mészáros, L.
Title: Sorex (Mammalia, Soricidae) remains from the late Early Pleistocene Somssich Hill 2 locality (Villány Hills, Southern Hungary)
Year: 2016
Volume: 33
Pages: 135-154.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17111/FragmPalHung.2016.33.135


Abstract: Tree Sorex species (Sorex minutus Linnaeus, 1766, Sorex runtonensis Hinton, 1911, and Sorex (Drepanosorex) savini Hinton, 1911) are reported from the Somssich Hill 2 locality. Sorex (Drepanosorex) margaritodon Kormos, 1930 is regarded here as a synonym of S. (D.) savini Hinton, 1911. Te Sorex species occurring in the site support its late Early Pleistocene age. S. runtonensis indicates open vegetation in the surroundings of the locality in the whole sequence, while S. minutus marks the presence of forested or bushy areas in some of the layers. With 8 figures and 9 tables.
Keywords: Early Pleistocene, Soricidae, Somssich Hill, Sorex minutus, Sorex runtonensis, Sorex (Drepanosorex) savini

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Dulai, A., Lőkös, L. & Fuisz, T. I.