Small mammal fauna in Europe during the second half of the Middle Pleistocene
|Klíčová slova||small mammals, second half of the Middle Pleistocene, Europe, taxonomy, evolution, stratigraphy, correlation|
|Citace||MARKOVA, Anastasia K. a Andrey Yu., PUZACHENKO. Small mammal fauna in Europe during the second half of the Middle Pleistocene. Fossil Imprint / Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B - Historia Naturalis. Prague: National Museum, 2017, 73(1-2), 48-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2017-0002. ISSN 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicals/fiamnpsbhn/73-1-2/small-mammal-fauna-in-europe-during-the-second-half-of-the-middle-pleistocene|
Evolutionary changes in European small mammals during the second half of the Middle Pleistocene, from the Likhvin (Holsteinian, Hoxnian) Interglacial (MIS 11) to the beginning of the Mikulino (Eemian) Interglacial (MIS 5e), that is between 424 ka BP and 130 ka BP were traced. Trends in evolutionary change were documented, and East European and West European faunas were compared. An integrated analysis of available theriological, geological, and geochronological data for the second half of the Middle Pleistocene in Europe has shown marked changes in the small mammal fauna throughout the period under consideration and provided information on the climate and environments at different time intervals. Changes traceable in the Arvicolinae phyletic lines made a correlation between the West European and East European mammal localities possible. The biostratigraphic scheme of the second half of the Middle Pleistocene has been developed and maps of small mammal localities compiled.