Democricetodon fejfari sp. nov. and replacement of Cricetidae by Muridae in Siwalik deposits of Pakistan
|Klíčová slova||Cricetidae, Muridae, Miocene, Siwalik, Pakistan|
|Citace||LINDSAY, Everett. Democricetodon fejfari sp. nov. and replacement of Cricetidae by Muridae in Siwalik deposits of Pakistan. Fossil Imprint / Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis. Prague: National Museum, 2017, 73(3-4), 445-453. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2017-0022. ISSN 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicals/fiamnpsbhn/73-3-4/democricetodon-fejfari-sp-nov-and-replacement-of-cricetidae-by-muridae-in-siwalik-deposits-of-pakistan|
Democricetodon is a core genus within the family Cricetidae; it is recorded in many regions of Asia and Europe, and has left many descendants. One of the early radiations of Democricetodon was in southern Asia, where it radiated for about 10 my, from about 18 Ma to about 8 Ma, during the Miocene epoch. Democricetodon was replaced in southern Asia by one of its cousins, Antemus, in the family Muridae, the Muridae later became one of the most diverse and abundant family of mammals. Cricetidae and Muridae persisted together in Siwalik deposits for a period of about four million years (18 Ma to 14 Ma).