Tķmarit.is
Leita | Titlar | Greinar | Um vefinn | Algengar spurningar |
skrį inn | Íslenska | Føroyskt | Kalaallisut | Dansk | English |

Nįttśrufręšingurinn

PDF  | HQ_PDF  | JPG  | TXT  |
Skoša ķ nżjum glugga:
PDF  | HQ_PDF  | JPG  | TXT  |


Ašlaga hęš


Vafrinn žinn styšur ekki PDF skjöl
Smelltu hér til aš skoša blašsķšuna sem JPG
Nįttśrufręšingurinn

						Evolution, as illustrated by the fossil record
(ritstj. A. Hallam). Volume 5, Developments
in Palaeontology and stratigraphy. New York.
Kurtén, B. 1968. Pleistocene Mammals of Eu-
rope. William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Lon-
don and Beccles.
Kurtén, B. 1971. The Age of Mammals. Útg.
Ebenezer Baylis and Son Limited. The Trinity
Press, Worcester and London.
Kurtén, B. & Anderson, E. 1980. Pleistocene
Mammals of North America. Columbia Uni-
versity Press, New York.
Mestel, R. 1993. Saber-toothed tales. Discover
(Chicago)14(4).50-59.
Meulenkamp, J.E., De Mulder & van de Weerd,
A. 1972. Sedimentary History and Paleo-
geography of the Late Cenozoic of the Island
of Rhodos. Z. Deutsch. Geol. Ges. 12. 541-
553.
Rawn- Schatzinger, V. 1992. The scimitar cat
Homotherium serum Cope: osteology, func-
tional morphology, and predatory behavior.
Illinois State Museum, Report of Investiga-
tions47. 1-118.
Sondar, P.Y., De Vos, J. & Dermitzakis, M.D.
1986. Late Cenozoic Faunal Evolution and
Palaeogeography of the South Aegean Island
Arc. Modern Geology 10. 249-259.
Stanley, S.M. 1989. Earth and Life through
Time. Second edition. W.H. Freeman and
Company, New York.
Thenius, E. 1980. Grundziige der Faunen- und
Verbreitungsgeschichte der Ságertiere. Eine
historische Tiergeographie. 2. völlig neu-
bearbeitete Auflage. VEB Gustav Fischer
Verlag, Jena.
van de Weerd, A., Reumer, J.W.F. & de Vos, J.
1982. Pliocene mammals from Apolakkia For-
mation, Rhodes, Greece. Proceedings of the
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van
Wetenschappen, Series B: Palaeontology, Ge-
ology, Physics and Chemistry 85. 89-112.
Wemmer, C. 1978. Social organization and
Saber-Tooth Syndrome in Carnivorous Mam-
mals. Mammalogical Informations 27. 127-
132.
¦ SUMMARY
Saber-toothed cats
In the fall 1996, on an expedition from Copenha-
gen University to the Greek island of Rhodes,
the author of this article found a rather large ca-
nine. The canine was found in a riverbed within
rythmic lacustrine sediments in the Apolakkia
formation in the south-western part of Rhodes.
This formation dates back to mid-pliocene times
and is rich in fossile vertebrates, mostly mam-
mals.
The canine presumably originated from the
saber-toothed cat Homotherium crenatidens
which roamed Eurasia in pliocene times. Rhodes
was still connected to Turkey then.
Once before has a sabertoothed cat been found
on Rhodes, namely the miocene species
Machairodus aphanistus, a forefather of the
Homotherium crenatidens.
The saber-toothed cats were continental carni-
vores, living on large prey, which means that
they probably could not survive on small, iso-
lated islands. Therefore, it is not likely that they
survived ín Rhodes after its separation from
Turkey. There is a record of dwarf elephants on
Rhodes after the separation, so possibly the
sabertoothed survived into the pleistocene.
PÓSTFANG HOFUNDAR/AuTHOr'sÁDDRESS
Bjami Richter
Orkustofnun/NationalEnergy Authority
Geoscience Division
Grensásvegi 9
IS-108Reykjavík
Netfang/f-mail
br@os.is
93
					
Fela smįmyndir
Blašsķša 65
Blašsķša 65
Blašsķša 66
Blašsķša 66
Blašsķša 67
Blašsķša 67
Blašsķša 68
Blašsķša 68
Blašsķša 69
Blašsķša 69
Blašsķša 70
Blašsķša 70
Blašsķša 71
Blašsķša 71
Blašsķša 72
Blašsķša 72
Blašsķša 73
Blašsķša 73
Blašsķša 74
Blašsķša 74
Blašsķša 75
Blašsķša 75
Blašsķša 76
Blašsķša 76
Blašsķša 77
Blašsķša 77
Blašsķša 78
Blašsķša 78
Blašsķša 79
Blašsķša 79
Blašsķša 80
Blašsķša 80
Blašsķša 81
Blašsķša 81
Blašsķša 82
Blašsķša 82
Blašsķša 83
Blašsķša 83
Blašsķša 84
Blašsķša 84
Blašsķša 85
Blašsķša 85
Blašsķša 86
Blašsķša 86
Blašsķša 87
Blašsķša 87
Blašsķša 88
Blašsķša 88
Blašsķša 89
Blašsķša 89
Blašsķša 90
Blašsķša 90
Blašsķša 91
Blašsķša 91
Blašsķša 92
Blašsķša 92
Blašsķša 93
Blašsķša 93
Blašsķša 94
Blašsķša 94
Blašsķša 95
Blašsķša 95
Blašsķša 96
Blašsķša 96
Blašsķša 97
Blašsķša 97
Blašsķša 98
Blašsķša 98
Blašsķša 99
Blašsķša 99
Blašsķša 100
Blašsķša 100
Blašsķša 101
Blašsķša 101
Blašsķša 102
Blašsķša 102
Blašsķša 103
Blašsķša 103
Blašsķša 104
Blašsķša 104
Blašsķša 105
Blašsķša 105
Blašsķša 106
Blašsķša 106
Blašsķša 107
Blašsķša 107
Blašsķša 108
Blašsķša 108
Blašsķša 109
Blašsķša 109
Blašsķša 110
Blašsķša 110
Blašsķša 111
Blašsķša 111
Blašsķša 112
Blašsķša 112
Blašsķša 113
Blašsķša 113
Blašsķša 114
Blašsķša 114
Blašsķša 115
Blašsķša 115
Blašsķša 116
Blašsķša 116
Blašsķša 117
Blašsķša 117
Blašsķša 118
Blašsķša 118
Blašsķša 119
Blašsķša 119
Blašsķša 120
Blašsķša 120
Blašsķša 121
Blašsķša 121
Blašsķša 122
Blašsķša 122
Blašsķša 123
Blašsķša 123
Blašsķša 124
Blašsķša 124
Blašsķša 125
Blašsķša 125
Blašsķša 126
Blašsķša 126
Blašsķša 127
Blašsķša 127
Blašsķša 128
Blašsķša 128