The Gelasian (Late Villanyan-MN17) diversified micromammal assemblage with Mimomys pliocaenicus from Coste San Giacomo (Anagni basin, central Italy), taxonomy and comparison with selected european sites
Fabio Bona 1  
,  
Luca Bellucci 2
,  
 
 
More details
Hide details
1
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Mangiagalli 34, 20133 Milano and Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana, Via U. Aldovrandi 18, 00197, Roma
2
Polo Museale Sapienza, Sapienza Università di Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana, Via U. Aldovrandi 18, 00197, Roma and PaleoFactory, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Roma, Italy
3
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza Università di Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Roma, Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana, Via U. Aldovrandi 18, 00197, Roma and PaleoFactory, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Roma, Italy
Publish date: 2015-12-29
 
Hystrix It. J. Mamm. 2015;26(2):141–151
KEYWORDS
ABSTRACT

The Gelasian site of Coste San Giacomo (CSG) (central Italy) provides a unique opportunity to investigate the faunal and environmental changes occurred in Mediterranean Europe during the Early Pleistocene. The finding of both large and small mammal fauna has a great biochronological and palaeoenvironmental value.

In this work the description of the small mammal assemblage is presented and discussed in detail for the first time. Twelve taxa, belonging to three orders, have been in fact identified and described (six Rodentia, one Lagomorpha and five Eulipotyphla). In particular, the CSG small mammal assemblage has provided the largest collection in Europe of \emph{Mimomys pliocaenicus} and, for this reason, it can be considered as a reference. Finally, the occurrence of the Desmaninae subfamily is reported for the first time in Italy.

eISSN:1825-5272
ISSN:0394-1914