First detailed description of Hispanomys decedens (Rodentia) from the Middle Miocene of La Grive-Saint Alban (France)

Raquel López-Antoñanzas*, Pierre Mein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The material of Hispanomys decedens (Rodentia, Cricetodontinae) from La Grive-Saint Alban (France) is described in detail for the first time. H. decedens, which is one of the oldest species of the genus, shows the primitive character states that are typical of the Aragonian congeneric species, such as the mesolophs and labial cingula surrounding the upper molar valleys. The detailed examination of the teeth of H. decedens shows that this taxon is a good candidate ancestor for H. aragonensis.

Translated title of the contributionFirst detailed description of Hispanomys decedens (Rodentia) from the Middle Miocene of La Grive-Saint Alban (France)
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalSwiss Journal of Geosciences
Volume104
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Cricetodontinae
  • Hispanomys
  • La Grive-Saint Alban
  • Miocene
  • Systematics

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