First report of Quaternary mammals from the Qalehjough area, Lut Desert, Eastern Iran
Hashemi, N. (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Department of Geology)
Ashouri A. (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Department of Geology)
Aliabadian, Mansour (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Department of Biology)
M., Gharaie (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Department of Geology)
Sánchez Marco, Antonio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Louys, J. (Australian National University. Department of Archaeology and Natural History)

Data: 2016
Resum: Taxonomic study of Quaternary mammal remains from the Qalehjough fossil site, eastern Iran, has resulted in the identification of two mammal orders, Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla, with four families and six taxa. Of particular note was the recovery of Stephanorhinus and a caballoid horse. These remains have provided the first opportunity to examine Late Quaternary faunal assemblages in the northern parts of the Lut Desert, eastern Iran. The Qalehjough faunal assemblage documents some zoogeographic characteristics of the eastern Iranian Plateau, and suggests that palaeoenvironments in this part of Iran during the Pleistocene were more humid and wooded than today. The disappearance of rhinoceroses and caballoid horses from this region is most likely a result of climate change and concomitant habitat loss.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Quaternary ; Eastern Iran ; Paleoenvironment ; Perissodactyla ; Artiodactyla
Publicat a: Palaeontologia electronica, Vol. 19, issue 3 (2016) , ISSN 1094-8074



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