Observations on the postcranial anatomy of Hoplitomeryx (Mammalia, Ruminantia, Hoplitomerycidae) from the Miocene of the Apulia Platform (Italy)

Federico Masini, Paul Mazza, Andrea Savorelli, Maria Adelaide Rossi, Marco Rustioni, Silvano Agostini

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Abstract

The untypical ruminants of the Apulia Platform (central and southeastern Italy), originally accommodated in the genus Hoplitomeryx,have been recently revised. The Scontrone (Abruzzo, central Italy) representatives were included in a new genus, Scontromeryx, with theaddition of a new species, Scontromeryx mazzai. In contrast, the Gargano ones were left in Hoplitomeryx, but also in this case with theaddition of three new species, Hoplitomeryx devosi, H. macpheei, and H. kriegsmani, described on postcranial remains and based onbody mass calculations and using a size class scoring technique. The results of the present study show that Scontromeryx is invalid, thatS. mazzai is imperfectly defined, and that H. devosi, H. macpheei, and H. kriegsmani from Gargano are based on dubious body masscalculations and size class scoring.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-147
Number of pages43
JournalPALAEONTOGRAPHICA ABTEILUNG A PALÄOZOOLOGIE, STRATIGRAPHIE
Volume307
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontology

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