Estudios Geológicos, Vol 67, No 2 (2011)

Nuevos Pedetidae (Rodentia: Mammalia) del Mio-Plioceno de Africa


https://doi.org/10.3989/egeol.40714.202

M. Pickford
Collège de France, and UMR 7207, CR2P du CNRS, Département Histoire de la Terre, España

P. Mein
UMR 5125 «Paléoenvironnements et Paléobiosphère», Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, España

Resumen


Los Pedetidae o liebres saltadoras están representados por un solo género actual (Pedetes) y 5 extintos (Parapedetes, Megapedetes, Propedetes, Rusigapedetes y Oldrichpedetes, estos dos últimos son nuevos). El registro fósil de los pedétidos es escaso, pero restos fósiles han sido encontrados en Sudáfrica, África del Este, Magreb, Península Arábiga, Turquía y Grecia. La mayoría de las localidades sólo han suministrado unos pocos dientes aislados. En el presente trabajo describimos parte del abundante material fósil procedente de Namibia y Kenia, que arroja nueva luz al conocimiento de la familia.

Palabras clave


Liebres saltadoras; Rodentia; Neógeno; África; Europa; sistematica; biogeografía

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