A ctenodactylid rodent (Mammalia: Rodentia) from the Middle Miocene of Chios Island (Greece)

Raquel López-Antoñanzas*, Sevket Sen, George D. Koufos

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Abstract

Field work carried out in 1991 and 1993 at the Middle Miocene locality of Thymiana (Chios Island, Greece), produced much rodent material including a number of ctenodactylid dental specimens. They represent a single taxon whose upper and lower cheek tooth morphology clearly differs from Prosayimys flynni and all Sayimys species known so far, except for Sayimys intermedius. The ctenodactylid teeth from the Middle Miocene of Chios are identified as pertaining to the latter species, despite minor differences from the Pakistani and Saudi Arabian representatives of S. intermedius.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalGeobios
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Chios
  • Ctenodactylidae
  • Middle Miocene
  • Rodentia

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