Pleistocene cave hyenas in the Iberian Peninsula: New insights from Los Aprendices cave (Moncayo, Zaragoza)

Torres Pérez-Hidalgo, Trinidad José; Ortiz Menéndez, José Eugenio; Sauqué, Víctor; Rabal-Garcés, Raquel; Madurell-Malaperia, Joan; Gisbert, Mario; Zamora, Samuel y Cuenca-Bescós, Gloria (2017). Pleistocene cave hyenas in the Iberian Peninsula: New insights from Los Aprendices cave (Moncayo, Zaragoza). "Palaeontologia electronica" ; pp. 1-38. ISSN 1935-3952.

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Título: Pleistocene cave hyenas in the Iberian Peninsula: New insights from Los Aprendices cave (Moncayo, Zaragoza)
Autor/es:
  • Torres Pérez-Hidalgo, Trinidad José
  • Ortiz Menéndez, José Eugenio
  • Sauqué, Víctor
  • Rabal-Garcés, Raquel
  • Madurell-Malaperia, Joan
  • Gisbert, Mario
  • Zamora, Samuel
  • Cuenca-Bescós, Gloria
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Palaeontologia electronica
Fecha: 2017
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Pleistocene; Crocuta spelaea; taphonomy; distribution; Iberian Peninsula
Escuela: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Departamento: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

A new Pleistocene paleontological site, Los Aprendices, located in the northwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula in the area of the Moncayo (Zaragoza) is presented. The layer with fossil remains has been dated by amino acid racemization to 143.8 ± 38.9 ka (earliest Late Pleistocene or latest Middle Pleistocene). Five mammal species have been identified in the assemblage: Crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823) Capra pyrenaica (Schinz, 1838), Lagomorpha indet, Arvicolidae indet and Galemys pyrenaicus (Geoffroy, 1811). The remains of C. spelaea represent a mostly complete skeleton in anatomical semi-connection. The hyena specimen represents the most complete skeleton ever recovered in Iberia and one of the most complete remains in Europe. It has been compared anatomically and biometrically with both European cave hyenas and extant spotted hyenas. In addition, a taphonomic study has been carried out in order to understand the origin and preservation of these exceptional remains. The results suggest rapid burial with few scavenging modifications putatively produced by a medium sized carnivore. A review of the Pleistocene Iberian record of Crocuta spp. has been carried out, enabling us to establish one of the earliest records of C. spelaea in the recently discovered Los Aprendices cave, and also showing that the most extensive geographical distribution of this species occurred during the Late Pleistocene (MIS4- 2).

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URL Oficial: https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2017/1786-crocuta-spelaea-in-iberias
Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 17 May 2018 07:06
Ultima Modificación: 17 May 2018 07:06
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