A new species of Plesiogulo (Mustelidae: Carnivora) from the Late Miocene of Africa

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dc.contributor.author Haile-Selassie, Yohannes
dc.contributor.author Hlusko, Leslea J.
dc.contributor.author Howell, F. Clark
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-14T11:11:35Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-14T11:11:35Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/15973
dc.description.abstract A new species of Plesiogulo (Plesiogulo botori sp. nov.) is described from 5.5–6.0 Ma deposits in East Africa. This new fossil material comes from two localities: Lemudong’o in southern Kenya, and Adu Dora, in the Afar Depression of Ethiopia. The new mustelid species is larger than all known OldWorld Plesiogulo species and extends the temporal and spatial range of the genus inAfrica. Plesiogulo botori sp. nov. documents the earliest occurrence of the genus in Africa in general and the first evidence of its occurrence in late Miocene deposits of eastern Africa. Associated mammalian fauna at both localities where the species has been found indicate a closed/wooded habitat for the genus. This and other occurrences of the genus across Europe, Asia, and the New World indicate that the genus Plesiogulo was geographically widely dispersed during the upper Tertiary. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher BERNARD PRICE INSTITUTE FOR PALAEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH en_ZA
dc.title A new species of Plesiogulo (Mustelidae: Carnivora) from the Late Miocene of Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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