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Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of the Middle Miocene Hominoid Locality Çandir (Central Anatolia, Turkey)

Ed.: Erksin Güleç; David R. Begun; Denis Geraads

2003. 265 pages, 73 figures, 19 tables, 32 plates, 21x30cm, 1110 g
Language: English

(Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Band 240)

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The Miocene age mammalian fossil bearing Candir deposits, named after a small village 80 kms north east of Ankara has long been subject of considerable interest. Aside from an important hominoid mandible find of Griphopithecus alpani, relevant to hominoid evolution and dispersal in Eurasia, this location has yielded a rich mammalial paleofauna (rhinoceroses, anchitheriums, mastodonts, carnivores, suidae and tayasuidae, insectivores, bovidae and chiroptera). This study presents new dates and a unified picture of the stratigraphy, depositional environment, paleoecology, paleogeography of this Miocene steppe environment.

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Erksin GÜLEÇ
Historical Background and Current Research at Çandir Hominoid Site 1
Nuretdin KAYMAKÇI, Hans DE BRUIJN, Stanley H. WHITE, Paul M. VAN DIJK,
Gerçek SARAÇ & Engin NAY
Tectonic implications of the Neogene stratigraphy of the Çankiri basin
with special reference to the Çandir locality (North-Central Anatolia,
Turkey) 9
Mustafa KARABIYIKO LU
Facies and depositional environments of the Çandir fossil deposits
(middle Miocene) in the Çankiri Basin, Central Anatolia 29
Wout KRIJGSMAN
Magnetostratigraphic dating of the Çandir fossil locality (middle
Miocene, Turkey) 41
Hans DE BRUIJN, Lars VAN DEN HOEK OSTENDE, Ellen KRISTKOIZ-BOON,
Michael RUMMEL, Constantin THEOCHAROPOULOS & Engin ÜNAY
Rodents, lagomorphs and insectivores, from the middle Miocene hominoid
locality of Çandir (Turkey) 51
Erksin GÜLEÇ & David R. BEGUN
Functional morphology and affi nities of the hominoid mandible from
Çandir 89
Doris NAGEL
Carnivora from the middle Miocene Hominoid locality of Çandir (Turkey) 113
Jan VAN DER MADE
The aardvark from the Miocene hominoid locality Çandir, Turkey 133
Jan VAN DER MADE
Suoidea (pigs) from the Miocene hominoid locality Çandir in Turkey 149
Denis GERAADS
Ruminants, other than Giraffi dae from the middle Miocene hominoid
locality of Çandir (Turkey) 181
Denis GERAADS & Fehmi ASLAN
Giraffi dae from the middle Miocene hominoid locality of Çandir
(Turkey) 201
Erksin GÜLEÇ & Denis GERAADS
Anchitherium from the middle Miocene hominoid locality of Çandir
(Turkey) 211
Denis GERAADS & Gercek SARAÇ
Rhinocerotidae from the Middle Miocene Hominoid Locality of Çandir
(Turkey). 217
Denis GERAADS & Gerçek SARAÇ
Chalicotheriidae from the middle Miocene hominoid locality of Çandir
(Turkey) 233
Denis GERAADS & Erksin GÜLEÇ
Proboscidea from the middle Miocene hominoid site of Çandir (Turkey) 235
Denis GERAADS, David R. BEGUN & Erksin GÜLEÇ
The middle Miocene hominoid site of Çandir, Turkey: general
paleoecological conclusions from the mammalian fauna 241
David R. BEGUN, Denis GERAADS & Erksin GÜLEÇ
The Çandir hominoid locality: Implications for the timing and pattern
of hominoid dispersal events 251