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PalaeovertebrataVol. 24, Fasc. 1-2:67-84. 1995
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The late Miocene percrocutas (Carnivora,Mammalia) of Madedonia, Greece.
George D. KoufosKeywords: Biochronology; Carnivora; Comparisons; Dinocrocuta; Greece; Late Miocene; Mammalia
Cite this article: Koufos G. D., 1995. The late Miocene percrocutas (Carnivora,Mammalia) of Madedonia, Greece. Palaeovertebrata 24 (1-2): 67-84.
Some new material of percrocutas from the late Miocene of Axios valley (Macedonia, Greece) is studied. They have been found in the locality of "Pentalophos 1" (PNT). The material has been described and compared with the known late Miocene percrocutas of Eurasia. This comparison indicates that it can be identified as Dinocrocuta gigantea (SCHLOSSER, 1903). A maxilla of a percrocuta, named ”Hyaena" salonicae, was found in the same area (Andrews, 1918). "Hyaena" salonicae is smaller than the PNT material. It is also compared with other material from Eurasia while its taxonomic and age problems are discussed. It belongs to Dinocrocuta and shows close relationships with D. robusta and D. senyureki; its age can be considered as late Vallesian-early Turolian. The age of the locality PNT is also discussed and a possible Vallesian age is proposed for it.
Published in Vol. 24, Fasc. 1-2 (1995)