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PalaeovertebrataVol. 09, Fasc. 1:1-15. 1979
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Rongeurs Miocènes dans le valles-Penedes 1 : Les rongeurs de Can Ponsic 1
Jean-Louis Hartenberger and Miquel Crusafont i PairóKeywords: Can Ponsic 1; Miocene; Rodents; Valles-Penedes
Cite this article: Hartenberger J.-L., Crusafont i Pairó M., 1979. Rongeurs Miocènes dans le valles-Penedes 1 : Les rongeurs de Can Ponsic 1. Palaeovertebrata 9 (1): 1-15.
The rodents from the spanish locality of Can Ponsic 1 bring new data about some rodents species of the beginning of the Upper Miocene in South-West Europe. The criticims made by Mein and Freudenthal about the validity of the species Hispanomys thaleri from Can Llobateres are not justiíied. The study of the anatomy of the skull of Rotundomys from Can Ponsic 1 gives accurate information about the affinity of this genus with Cricetulus, and shows that the hypothesis, according to which Rotundomys is an ancestral form of the Arvicolids, is unlikely. The systematics of Heteroxerus and the phylogeny of the mio-pliocene Muscardinus species are also discussed. The Can Ponsic 1 locality is a little older than Can Llobateres.
Published in Vol. 09, Fasc. 1 (1979)