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Contributions à l'étude du gisement Miocène supérieur de Montredon (Hérault). Les grands mammifères. 2 - les carnivores
Gérard de BeaumontKeywords: anatomy; Carnivora; France; Montredon; Systematics; Upper Miocene
Cite this article: de Beaumont G., 1988. Contributions à l'étude du gisement Miocène supérieur de Montredon (Hérault). Les grands mammifères. 2 - les carnivores. Palaeovertebrata 18 (ext): 15-42.
The locality of Montredon has provided 8 species of camivores, often little documented, that are discribed and depicted. All the remains are fragmentary and generally badly preserved which lowers very much the possible precision of the taxonomic study; this one has however allowed the creation of a new subspecies. The most richlypdocumented forms are an ursid (Indarctos) and a felid (Machairodus). Issuing often from a westem Europe evolution, the carnivores are well inserted between those of the better known faunas of the "Classical Pontian" and of the lower Vallesian and this situation ﬁts also well with their stratigraphic level, that cannot however be more accurately defined with them alone.
Published in Vol. 18, Ext (1988)