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dc.contributor.authorArribas Herrera, Alfonso
dc.contributor.authorGarrido, Guiomar
dc.contributor.authorViseras Alarcón, César 
dc.contributor.authorSoria Mingorance, Jesús M.
dc.contributor.authorPla Pueyo, Sila
dc.contributor.authorSolano, José G.
dc.contributor.authorGarcés, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorBeamud, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorCarrión, José S.
dc.identifier.citationArribas, A.; et al. A Mammalian Lost World in Southwest Europe during the Late Pliocene. Plos One, 4(9): e7127 (2009). []es_ES
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007127
dc.description.abstract[Background] Over the last decades, there has been an increasing interest on the chronology, distribution and mammal taxonomy (including hominins) related with the faunal turnovers that took place around the Pliocene-Pleistocene transition [ca. 1.8 mega-annum (Ma)] in Europe. However, these turnovers are not fully understood due to: the precarious nature of the period's fossil record; the “non-coexistence” in this record of many of the species involved; and the enormous geographical area encompassed. This palaeontological information gap can now be in part bridged with data from the Fonelas P-1 site (Granada, Spain), whose faunal composition and late Upper Pliocene date shed light on some of the problems concerning the timing and geography of the dispersals. [Methodology/Principal Findings] This rich fossil site yielded 32 species of mammals, among which autochthonous species of the European Upper Villafranchian coexist with canids (Canis), ovibovines (Praeovibos) and giraffids (Mitilanotherium) from Asia. Typical African species, such as the brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea) and the bush pig (Potamochoerus) are also present. [Conclusions/Significance] This assemblage is taxonomically and palaeobiogeographically unique, and suggests that fewer dispersal events than was previously thought (possibly only one close to 2.0 Ma) are responsible for the changes seen around 1.9–1.7 Ma ago in the fauna of the two continents.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is supported by different scientific projects: SICOAN 2005009 by the IGME (Geological Survey of Spain, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion of Spain), research Project of the Consejeria de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucia of Spain, research Project CGL2005-06224/BTE (MEC-FEDER) and working group RMN 163 of the Junta de Andalucia.es_ES
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)es_ES
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dc.subjectFossils es_ES
dc.subjectMammals es_ES
dc.subjectPaleoecology es_ES
dc.subjectPliocene epoches_ES
dc.subjectSpecies delimitationes_ES
dc.titleA Mammalian Lost World in Southwest Europe during the Late Pliocenees_ES

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