Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Foss. Rec., 10, 60–68, 2007
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200600019
Foss. Rec., 10, 60–68, 2007
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200600019

  01 Feb 2007

01 Feb 2007

New Pliocene localities with micromammals from the Czech Republic: a preliminary report

S. Čermák1, J. Wagner2, O. Fejfar1, and I. Horáček3 S. Čermák et al.
  • 1Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Geology and Paleontology, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Philosophy and History of Natural Science, Czech Republic, Viničná 7, 128 44 Prague, Czech Republic
  • 3Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, Czech Republic, Viničná 7, 128 44 Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract. The first well defined Pliocene mammalian faunas in the Czech Republic – found at localities Měňany 3 and Vitošov – are reported herein. Pilot samples from the localities have yielded an assemblage of at least 23 taxa of small mammals (Lipotyphla, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, and Rodentia). The key taxa Mimomys hassiacus, M. cf. gracilis (an advanced form), Baranomys, and Germanomys in the assemblage suggest age of the fauna is Pliocene, possibly near the Ruscinian – Villanyian (MN15b – MN16a) boundary.

Die ersten gut definierten Säugetierfaunen des Pliozäns – aus Měňany 3 und Vitošov – werden hier zum erstenmal untersucht. Die ersten Proben lieferten eine Fauna von 23 Säugetiertaxa der Ordnungen Lipotyphla, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha und Rodentia. Die biochronologisch wichtigen Formen Mimomys hassiacus, M. cf. gracilis (eine fortschrittliche Form), Baranomys und Germanomys unterstützen die Alterseinstufung der Fauna an der Grenze des Ruscinium – Villanyium (MN15b – MN16a).

doi:10.1002/mmng.200600019