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Dental microwear analysis in Gliridae (Rodentia): methodological issues and paleodiet inferences based on Armantomys from the Madrid Basin (Spain)

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Oliver Pérez, Adriana y Hernández Vallarín, Verónica y López Guerrero, Paloma y García Paredes, Israel y Álvarez Sierra, María Ángeles y Gómez Cano, Ana Rosa y García Yelo, Ana Blanca y Alcalde Rincón, Gema María y Peláez-Campomanes de Labra, Pablo (2014) Dental microwear analysis in Gliridae (Rodentia): methodological issues and paleodiet inferences based on Armantomys from the Madrid Basin (Spain). Journal of iberian geology, 40 (1). pp. 157-166. ISSN 1698-6180

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In the present study we analyze the microwear of the species included in the lineage Armantomys aragonensis-A. tricristatus of two
samples from two middle Miocene localities from the Madrid Basin (El Cañaveral and Casa Montero). The methodological part of the study
compares light stereomicroscope photographs from resin casts and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) photographs
from original material. Furthermore two regions of the tooth crown (the most lingual part of the anteroloph, and the most lingual part of the
protoloph) and two homologous regions of first and second upper molars have been analyzed. The paleoecological part includes the results
of the microwear analyses of the two species included in the lineage A. aragonensis-A. tricristatus. The replacement of A. aragonensis with
A. tricristatus in the Madrid Basin occurred during the Middle Miocene Climate Transition (MMCT) and is marked by a change in dental
morphology. Therefore, in order to infer changes in diet associated to a shift in the environment, we checked for correlations on microwear
features between the two different morphologies of the species.
The two methodologies tested, ESEM on original teeth and light stereomicroscopy on resin casts, showed similar results on microwear
analysis in the glirid Armantomys. Besides, both regions of the tooth crown and dental elements showed the same microwear patterns. The
substitution of the species included in the lineage Armantomys aragonensis-A. tricristatus might not imply a change in diet.


Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:Glirids, Small-mammals, Local biozone E, Aragonian, Middle Miocene
Materias:Ciencias > Geología > Paleontología
Código ID:26544
Depositado:27 Aug 2014 09:55
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