Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica

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Author(s): Gasparik, M. & Pazonyi, P.
Title: The macromammal remains and revised faunal list of the Somssich Hill 2 locality (late Early Pleistocene, Hungary) and the Epivillafranchian faunal change
Year: 2018
Volume: 35
Pages: 153-178.


Abstract: The Somssich Hill 2 locality (South Hungary, Villány Hills) yielded the richest late Early Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from Hungary and one of the richest ones from the Carpathian Basin. The assemblage contains 67 distinguishable mammal taxa. The present paper gives the taxonomic, biostratigraphical and palaeoecological evaluation of 19 taxa of the sensu lato macromammal remains (leporids, carnivores, ungulates). The material indicates late Early Pleistocene age and represents the so-called Epivillafranchian faunal turnover and a dominantly cold steppe palaeoenvironment. With 48 fi gures and 4 tables.
Keywords: palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, Late Early Pleistocene, South Hungary, Villány Hills, Epivillafranchian, macromammals

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