Original paper

The systematic position of Middle Pleistocene ground voles Microtus (Terricola) Fatio, 1867 (Arvicolinae, Rodentia) at Vergranne (Franche-Comté, France)

Brunet-Lecomte, Patrick

Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen Band 279 Heft 2 (2016), p. 167 - 173

published: Feb 17, 2016
published online: Feb 1, 2016

DOI: 10.1127/njgpa/2016/0549

BibTeX file

ArtNo. ESP155027902002, Price: 29.00 €

Download preview PDF Buy as PDF

Abstract

This odontometrical study of the first lower molar of the vole species Microtus vergrannensis from the Middle Pleistocene Vergranne karst filling (Franche-Comté, France) specifies the criteria that characterise M. vergrannensis with regard to the present-day species M. subterraneus and M. multiplex and the Cromerian species M. arvalidens. The findings suggest that M. vergrannensis may have derived from M. arvalidens during the Middle Pleistocene.

Keywords

middle pleistocenemicrotus vergrannensisfranceodontometryrodentiafranche-comtéarvicolinae