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The Late Pleistocene microvertebrate fauna of the Vaskapu Cave (North Hungary) and its taphonomical, biostratigraphical and palaeoecological implications

Virág, Attila and Szentesi, Zoltán and Cséfán, Tünde and Kellner, Lilla Magdolna (2013) The Late Pleistocene microvertebrate fauna of the Vaskapu Cave (North Hungary) and its taphonomical, biostratigraphical and palaeoecological implications. Hantkeniana, 8. pp. 151-161. ISSN 1219-3933

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Abstract

About 60 years later than the systematic excavation in 1933 carried out by Dr. Mária Mottl and her coworkers, the Vaskapu locality in North Hungary was rediscovered by Dr. János Hír. In the following 15 years, several different field surveys were take place at the site and a rich microvertebrate assemblage were found. The aims of the present study were to review the vertebrate fauna (paying particular attention to the previously poorly studied herpetofauna) and to summarize its taphonomical, biostratigraphical and palaeoecological implications. The slightly mixed assemblage with elements of the forest as well as the grassland habitat is interpreted here as the result of a mosaic or quickly shifting environment left behind a retractive glaciation in the late Würm (namely at the time of the transition between the Pilisszántóian and Palánkian local biochronological stages around 15 000 years ago).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH526 Paleontology / őslénytan
Depositing User: Mariann Bosnakoff
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 10:58
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 10:58
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/6635

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