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The Quibas site (Murcia, Spain): new herbivores form the early-middle pleistocene transition



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Rosas, Antonio and Galli, Emilia and Fidalgo, Darío and García Tabernero, Antonio and Huguet Pamiès, Rosa and Martínez, Daniel and Piñero, Pedro and Agustí, Jordi and Rico Barrio, Alba and Vallverdú Poch, Josep (2022) The Quibas site (Murcia, Spain): new herbivores form the early-middle pleistocene transition. Rivista italiana di paleontologia e stratigrafia, 128 (3). pp. 745-772. ISSN 0035-6883

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.54103/2039-4942/16707


The Early Pleistocene site of Quibas, in Sierra de Quibas (Murcia, Spain) was discovered in 1994 and has since then provided abundant material of typical Epivillafranchian taxa. This biochron belongs to the Early-Middle Pleistocene transition (1.2 – 0.78 Ma), characterised by a change in orbital cyclicity from a 41 kyr cycle to 100 kyr that intensified the climate and culminated in the most important faunal turnover of the Pleistocene regarding large mammals. The Group of Palaeoanthropology of the National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC, Spain) and the Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES-CERCA, Spain) carried out four field seasons from 2015 to 2018. Here we present the large herbivorous mammals recovered from the field, including the first citation of two taxa new to the locality: Stephanorhinus cf. etruscus and Bison cf. voigtstedtensis. We also provide the first description of previously mentioned taxa: Dama cf. vallonnetensis and Sus sp. Together with the remaining herbivores, the faunal community shows a strong European affinity with some regionalism. Compared with other Iberian localities, the site of Quibas stands out for the lack of hominin fossils or any evidence supporting their presence in the area, a peculiar scenario given that the Early-Middle Pleistocene transition broadly speaking sees the arrival of humans into Europe.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Iberian Peninsula; Quaternary; faunal turnover; macromammals
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Paleontology
ID Code:76225
Deposited On:11 Jan 2023 15:43
Last Modified:11 Jan 2023 15:52

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