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November 1988
Vol. 18, Ext
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PalaeovertebrataVol. 18, Ext:97-134. 1988
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Contributions à l'étude du gisement Miocène supérieur de Montredon (Hérault). Les grands mammifères. 6 - Les périssodactyles Rhinocerotidae
Claude Guérin
Keywords: Aceratherium; Anatomy; Biostratigraphy; Dicerorhinus; Miocene; Montredon; Paleoecology; Upper Vallesian
 

Cite this article: Guérin C., 1988. Contributions à l'étude du gisement Miocène supérieur de Montredon (Hérault). Les grands mammifères. 6 - Les périssodactyles Rhinocerotidae. Palaeovertebrata 18 (ext): 97-134.

Abstract

The Montredon site has yielded about hundred rhinoceros remains:
- twenty two of them, including 14 carpal and tarsal bones and 6 complete metapodials, belong to
Dicerorhinus schleiermacheri at its second evolutionary stage;
- fifty one remains including a nearby complete but crushed skull, a mandible, 26 isolated cheek-teeth, 10 carpals and tarsals, one metacarpal, are of Aceratherium incisivum, second evolutionary
stage;
- fifteen remains belong to Aceratherium (Alicornops) simorrense (among other an upper molar, 8 carpals and tarsals, one metatarsal);
- six remains are attributed to an undetermined species of what is probably the most recent Prosantorhinus ever found.
The evolution stages of the two first species allow us to date the deposit back to the Upper Vallesian, MN 10 zone; Montredon is one of the youngest sites in which Aceratherium simorrense was found. The four rhino species indicate a swampy forest biotope 



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